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The following is the timeline for the self-study process.

Event or Action Date
Self-study process began with strategic planning initiative 2003
NCA Self-Study Steering Committee chair appointed by Chancellor January 2007
NCA Higher Learning Commission liaison visited UALR, met with campus leadership groups. Spring 2007
Eleven-member NCA Self-Study Steering Committee appointed by chair Summer 2007
Subcommittee members appointed to work on gathering examples of evidence supporting criteria Summer 2007
Report writing team appointed Fall 2007
NCA Self-Study Steering Committee and subcommittee chairs met frequently 2007 - 2008
NCA Self-Study Steering Committee chair, communications director, and report writing team chief attended NCA Annual Meeting in Chicago Spring 2008
NCA Self-Study Steering Committee and subcommittee chairs met to review information gleaned from NCA annual meeting Spring 2008
Face-to-face and virtual round-table discussions involving faculty, staff, and students were conducted March 2008
Subcommittees gathered data, conducted interviews, analyzed findings, and submitted examples of evidence to report writing team Spring - Summer 2008
Report writing team identified areas in which additional information was needed 2008 - 2009
NCA Self-Study Steering Committee and campus leadership reviewed report drafts 2008 - 2009
Faculty Senate reviewed draft and provided feedback to the report writing team April 2009
Provost sent email to faculty, staff, and students requesting feedback June 2009
Report writing team reviewed comments from constituents; prepared final Self-Study Report June 2009
Planning for team visit began July 2009
All constituents notified of NCA visit and final report availability August 2009
Self-study report finalized and submitted to NCA re-accreditation team September 2009
Re-accreditation team visit November 2-4, 2009
Updated 10.27.2009