The Saint Xavier self-study was a two-year assessment of how the University meets or exceeds standards established by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It was conducted in preparation for the Higher Learning Commission’s visit to the University, which took place in the fall of 2007 for the University’s 10-year accreditation. Members of the North Central Association are accredited every 10 years to ensure high standards of excellence. Saint Xavier was last accredited in 1997.
The NCA was founded in 1895 and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation as an accrediting agency.
To be accredited, NCA members must demonstrate how they meet NCA criteria. The purpose of the self-study, in part, is to produce evidence in connection with the University’s fulfillment of the criteria and to involve the entire university in that process.
The self-study for fall 2007 was coordinated by a steering committee led by Barbara Becker, associate professor and chairperson of mathematics, and Richard Venneri, associate vice president of academic affairs.
The self-study report is provided below in PDF format and has been broken into sections for faster download times. Throughout the report, citations are linked to their corresponding source in the virtual resource room. Simply click on a superscript number or a reference in the appendix to view that document. Note that only members of the Saint Xavier community with a valid domain account may access cited sources. A login in is required to view these documents.
- Introduction (PDF)
- Criterion 1 (PDF)
- Criterion 2 (PDF)
- Criterion 3 (PDF)
- Criterion 4 (PDF)
- Criterion 5 (PDF)
- Conclusion (PDF)
- Appendices (PDF)
Complete Self-Study Report (PDF, 13 MB)
Executive Summary (PDF, 3 MB)
- Mission and Integrity
- Preparing for the Future
- Student Learning and Effective Teaching
- Acquisition, Discovery and Application of Knowledge
- Engagement and Service