SUNY Oneonta

Timeline for Assessment of the Major


Timeline for the Program’s Self-study

Spring semester before the self-study is to be conducted

Involve program faculty in discussion:

  • Requirements of self-study process

  • Planning for self-study

  • Preparing self-study materials, documents, manuscript

  • What to expect with regard to the site visit

Fall Semester of Self-Study Year

Faculty gather, review, summarize, and analyze data relevant to self-study


Department chair submits to their School Dean:

  • names and curriculum vita for three external reviewers

  • desired dates for site-visit; and their proposed budget


Dates for site-visit are confirmed with each external reviewer

February 15

  • Draft of self-study prepared and distributed to faculty

  • Self-study approved by faculty and copies sent to external reviewers

Mid-March/Early April

  • External reviewers visit campus and submit reports within two weeks of visit (visit must include meeting with divisional dean and provost)

  • Program provides written response to external reviewers' report and finalize self-study and submit to provost, School Dean, and Associate Provost for Academic Programs.

Prior to site-visit

  • Reviewers provide Department Chair with schedule and cost information for travel plans.

  • Chair seeks Provost’s approval for airfare.

  • Chair provides School Dean with the schedule planned for the review. (Visit includes a scheduled meeting with the appropriate School Dean, Associate Provost for Academic Programs, and the Provost.)