University of Miami
Office of Accreditation and Assessment
TIMELINE

Fall 2009

  • Submit Monitoring Report to SACS providing further evidence as requested (September 2009)
  • Continue computer-based assessment of GERs of incoming freshmen
  • Continue implementation phase of Program Assessment process for Community/Public Service programs
  • Continue implementation phase of Program Assessment process for Research programs

 

Spring 2009

  • Complete Program Assessment Update cycle for all academic programs (May 2009)
  • Begin planning/implementation phase of Program Assessment process for all Research programs
  • Begin planning/implementation phase of Program Assessment process for Community/Public Service programs
  • Begin computer assessment of GERs of upperclassmen (March)
  • Begin rubric-based assessment of GERs of upperclassmen (April/May)

 

Fall 2008

  • Review by full SACS Commission (December)
  • Attend SACS Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting (December)
  • Conduct 2008 Cycle of Academic Assessment tied to university Strategic Planning Process and school/college professional accreditation computer-based assessment of General Education
  • Begin computer-based assessment of General Education Requirements (GER) of incoming freshmen (August)

 

Summer 2008

  • Implement QEP 5-year plan
  • Participate in The Institute on Quality Enhancement and Accreditation (July)

 

Spring 2008

  • (Provost) submit QEP to SACS six weeks before on-site visit (February)
  • Host SACS on-site visit (March 25-27)

 

 Fall 2007

  • The Office of Accreditation and Assessment provides data collection and analysis feedback to each program contact, Dean, and Vice President (October)
  • Deans and Vice Presidents submit electronically their program contacts’ revised data collection and analysis reports via Word documents to the Office of Accreditation and Assessment (December)
  • Make QEP draft available for comment to SACS Leadership Team, Deans, Vice Presidents, and Faculty Senate
  • (Academic Review and Compliance Team) submit Compliance Certification draft to Leadership Team for review and comment
  • (Leadership Team) submit Compliance Certification report to Provost
  • (Provost) submit Compliance Certification report and all supporting documentation to SACS for the off-site peer review committee (September 10)
  • SACS off-site review (November 5-8)
  • QEP Committee completes final QEP draft
  • Submit final draft QEP to faculty, students, Board of Trustees, and administrators for review and Comment
  • Finalize QEP (December)
  • Attend SACS Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting (December)

 

Summer 2007

  • Continue to draft QEP
  • Continue to work on Compliance Certification Report
  • Update faculty, students, Board of Trustees, and administrators about QEP progress

 

Spring 2007

  • Continue to draft QEP
  • Continue to work on Compliance Certification Report
  • Update faculty, students, Board of Trustees, and administrators about QEP progress
  • Attend GER Assessment Workshop in Miami hosted by American Colleges and Universities (March)
  • Deans and Vice Presidents submit electronically results of data collection and analysis reports via Word documents to the Office of Accreditation and Assessment (March)

 

Fall 2006

  • Conduct 2006-2007 cycle of program assessment
  • Begin to draft QEP
  • Continue to work on Compliance Certification Report
  • Update faculty, students, Board of Trustees, and administrators about QEP progress
  • The Office of Accreditation and Assessment present to Deans, Vice Presidents, and Program Contacts SACS Accreditation Update, data collection guidelines, UM E-PAS, and student technology competency assessment (September)
  • Deans and Vice Presidents confirm program contacts and submit the Cane ID alias of individuals who have UM E-PAS login privileges (September)
  • Deans and Vice Presidents submit electronically their college/school/division’s student technology competency assessments to the Office of Accreditation and Assessment (November)
  • Attend SACS Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting (December) – Presentation by Dr. Andy Gomez and Dr. Bob Moore on how to structure your institution for reaccreditation

 

Summer 2006

  • Begin to draft Compliance Certification Report
  • Conceptualize QEP
  • Continue to work on Compliance Certification Report  
  • Continue to meet with faculty, students, Board of Trustees, and administrators to discuss QEP
  • Appoint QEP Committee
  • Conduct undergraduate and graduate student focus groups to discuss their academic experiences
  • Create a web-based infrastructure for facilitating assessment and demonstrating compliance with SACS requirements and standards; UM Electronic Program Assessment System (UM E-PAS)
  • Participate in The Institute on Quality Enhancement and Accreditation (July)

 

Spring 2006

  • Continue review process and data collection for Compliance Certification
  • Provost asks Deans to meet with faculty to discuss QEP topics
  • Continue to meet with faculty, students, Board of Trustees, and administrators to discuss QEP
  • The Assessment Team provides feedback to each program’s contact and Dean (February/March/April)
  • Deans and Vice Presidents submit electronically their program contacts’ revised assessment via Word documents to the Office of Accreditation and Assessment (April)

 

Fall 2005

  • Conduct 2005-2006 cycle of academic and non-academic program assessment
  • Conduct pre-audit and begin review process for Compliance Certification
  • Continue to meet with faculty, students, Board of Trustees, and administrators to discuss QEP
  • Deans and Vice Presidents provide names of those responsible for each of their programs to UM’s Office of Accreditation and Assessment (September)
  • Create and launch UM SACS website (September)
  • Present assessment timeline, guidelines & templates to Deans and Vice Presidents (September)
  • Deans and Vice Presidents submit electronically their program contacts’ completed assessments via Word documents to the Office of Accreditation and Assessment (October)
  • Attend SACS Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting (December) 

 

Summer 2005

  • Create UM Leadership, Academic Review & Compliance, and Assessment Teams
  • Continue to meet with faculty, students, Board of Trustees, and administrators to discuss QEP
  • SACS orientation for Leadership Team
  • Participate in The Institute on Quality Enhancement and Accreditation (July)

 

Spring 2005

  • Meet with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Staff Liaison
  • Meet with faculty, students, Board of Trustees, and administrators to discuss Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
  • Audit and archive existing University of Miami assessments/accreditations