II.8 Timeline for development of the Program Presentation

(See Section I.24.3 for the comprehensive review timeline.)

Timeline for development of the Program Presentation
24 months before scheduled visit
  • The program invites COA to review the program.
  • Areas of emphasis for comprehensive review and three (3) sets of dates for the review are submitted to the Director.
18 months before scheduled visit
  • ERP Chair is appointed.
12 months before scheduled visit
  • The Dean sends a plan for the Program Presentation to the Director and the Chair.
  • Conference call with the Dean, the Director, and the Chair to discuss plan.
4 months before scheduled visit
  • The Dean sends a draft of the Program Presentation to the Director and Chair.
  • The Chair and the Director consult with the Dean regarding the draft to ensure that the Program Presentation addresses the standards and contains sufficient information and evidence to conduct an effective review.
  • The Chair and the Dean begin drafting an agenda for the visit.
6 weeks before scheduled visit
  • The Chair notifies the Dean of documents needed on site for the review.
  • The Dean sends the final Program Presentation to the Director and to each ERP member.
  • The Chair and the Dean finalize the agenda for the site visit.
Site visit  
3 weeks after site visit
  • The Chair sends a draft of the ERP report to the Dean, the panel members, and the Director. Each recipient is invited to offer corrections of fact to the report.
4 weeks after site visit
  • The Dean sends any factual corrections to the ERP report to the Chair and the Director.
5 weeks after site visit
  • The Chair sends the final ERP report to the Dean, the Director, and all ERP members.
6 weeks after site visit
  • The Dean sends an optional response to the ERP report to the Director and the Chair. The Chair sends copies of the response to each ERP member.
At the next regularly scheduled COA meeting
  • The Chair and the Dean and/or other representatives of the school meet with the COA.
  • The COA considers all the information and makes the accreditation decision.
10 days after the COA decision
  • The Office sends the COA Decision Document to the Dean and the CEO of the institution.