Welcome to the NDMU Middle States Commission on Higher Education Self-Study Team. You have been selected and appointed to this team based on your expertise in your areas, your knowledge of higher education, and your commitment to Notre Dame.
As you know, this team will work to produce NDMU’s decennial self-study report, which will be submitted to Middle States in December, 2016, as part of the our requirements for reaccreditation. You will also be the hosts and the ambassadors for the Middle States examiners when they visit in spring, 2017.
Self-Study is not a shallow activity and not for the faint of heart. Please approach this process with professionalism, courage, integrity, and perseverance. Commit to this process wholeheartedly—or not at all. The next 2 ½ years will involve hard work, hard questions, and sometimes painful institutional introspection as we work to uncover the excellence that guides our university, the strengths that propel us through challenges, and the opportunities for improvement that will ensure our success as we navigate changing times and changing expectations within a global community.
At this point in our institutional history, successful reaccreditation is a priority, and NDMU needs your dedication, your sharp inquiry, and your ability to think beyond what “was” and what “is” -- to what “could be” and what “should be.” Working as a team, and with the entire NDMU family, we will see this process through to successful self-reflection and reaccreditation.
To accomplish this, each each Steering Committee and Work Group member will: