Accreditation Timeline 2010 - 2012

June 2010

The Provost charged the Steering Committee

Summer 2010

The Steering Committee  developed the Self-Study Design

September 22,  2010

Dr. Mary Petrisko, University of Pittsburgh’s MSCHE liaison,  visited the University to receive the Self-Study Design. During her visit, Dr. Petrisko met with the Chancellor, the Provost, representatives from  the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff,  and students, as well as the Steering Committee.

Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

Working Groups met and gathered data to answer Research Questions posed in the Self-Study Design

Spring 2011

MSCHE selected Evaluation Team Chair, Dr. John Sexton, NYU President.

Dr. Sexton and the University selected dates for the Team Chair’s preliminary visit  (October 30, 31 and November 1, 2011) and for the Team Visit (April 11 to 14, 2012.)

Summer 2011

Working Groups submitted reports to Steering Committee

MSCHE selected evaluation team members.

Fall 2011               

Steering Committee received draft text from Working Groups and developed a Self-Study draft.

The University submitted Self-Study and Document Roadmap drafts to MSCHE Evaluation Team Chair prior to Chair and generalist reviewers visit.

October 30 to November 1, 2011

Visit by the Team Chair Dr. John Sexton, and generalist reviewers Dr. Brian Byrne and Dr. Charles Caramello.

November 8, 2011

Final version of Document Roadmap submitted to MSCHE.

November 2011 - January 2012

The University community reviewed the Self-Study draft and sent feedback to the Steering Community

February 2012

The Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee reviewed the Self-Study.

The Steering Committee finalized the Self-Study.

March 1, 2012

Final version of the Self-Study and supporting documentation submitted to MSCHE.

April 11 -14, 2012

Team visit.  The team met with members of the University community, including the following:

  • Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg
  • Provost Patricia E. Beeson
  • Steering Committee
  • Working Group on Using Assessment to improve Institutional Effectiveness
  • Working Group on Using Assessment to improve the Student Experience
  • Lunch with Student representatives
  • Visit to the Allegheny Intermediate Unit
  • Chief Financial Officer and his senior staff
  • Vice Provost and Dean of Students, OAFA Director, and their senior staff
  • Distance Education Programs
  • University Planning and Budgeting Committee representatives
  • Faculty representatives
  • Visit to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
  • Institutional Research
  • Board of Trustees representatives
  • Lunch with department Chairs
  • Visit to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (on April 9)    
  • Staff Association Council
  • University Senate Leadership
  • Council of Deans

 June 28, 2012

MSCHE Committee on Evaluation Reports met; MSCHE Commission action reaffirmed accreditation of the University of Pittsburgh and commended the quality of the self-study process.