Self-Study Design Document

self-study design document

A design for self-study is a blueprint for the self-study process and for the final self-study report. It guides the steering committee and working groups in their discussion, research, and writing, and the self-study report builds on the original design document. Included in the design, among other elements, are the guidelines for the Self-Study working groups that define their tasks and provide guidance for their research and reporting.

The Steering Committee Co-Chairs synthesized the various written products of the design into a full Self-Study Design document. Then, the Self-Study Design was shared whole cloth with the Steering Committee, and subsequently with Fr. Peter Donohue, President of Villanova University, for review and edit. Questions, methodologies, report library, and narrative text were planned and honed at each level. A draft was sent electronically and in print to Villanova University's Middle States liaison. On April 23 our Middle States liason shared comments with the Steering Committee. No major substantive changes were requested, however some edits were suggested. A second draft, incorporating these edits, was submitted in early May, 2009:

* SelfStudyDesign2009May14.pdf
Villanova University's Middle States Self-Study Design Document

For More Information

Villanova University Self-Study
Steering Committee Co-Chairs

John M. Kelley, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Office of Planning & Institutional Research

Stephen R. Merritt
Dean, Enrollment Management

Sally J. Scholz, Ph.D.
Professor, Philosophy

If you have any comments or questions pertaining to the decennial evaluation or the self-study evaluation process, the Steering Committee Co-Chairs would like to hear from you at: