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Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment:Specialized Accreditation Resources

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Certain programs at Old Dominion Univerity (ODU) require specialized accreditation to maintain compliance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) standards. This includes completing a self-study report.

To adequately support your program's accreditation review, please complete the self-study preparation assistance form and submit it 18 months before the self-study due date.


Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment (IE&A) should receive a draft copy of the self-study report 6-8 weeks prior to the final submission date for review and feedback. Signature requests must be submitted to the President no less than 2 weeks before the self-study due date.





Self-Study Report Prep Questions

Please be prepared to answer the following ten questions before filling out your Self-Study Prep form.


  1. What is the name of specialized accrediting agency?

  2. When is your self-study due date?

  3. Who will be involved in the accreditation process?

  4. Who in the college or department will be collecting and analyzing the data?

  5. Did the program have any follow-up or monitoring reports from the last accreditation review?

  1. What was the date of your last review?

  2. Who is the primary point of contact for the accreditation review?

  3. What data elements or information does the program anticipate needing for the self-study?

  4. Who will be writing the narrative(s)?

  5. Will there be an external consultant to review the self-study before submission?





If you have any questions please contact IE&A's Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation Analyst, Megan Corbett.