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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • Saturday's Archeology Day activities at the Museum have been postponed until Saturday, March 14.
  • The MPA Program's "Career Conversations" event with Dr. Michele Reba has been postponed until Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m.
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Self-Study Timeline


(Action, Time Frame, Outcomes)

Chancellor Appoints HLC Self-Study Steering Committee

Spring 2010
Co-Chairs attend Annual HLC Meeting; Organizational meeting of Steering Committee

Self-Study Process Announced to Campus

August 2010/Fall Faculty Conference
Initial Kick-Off of Self-Study Process

Recruitment of Members for Five Criterion Subcommittees

Fall 2010
Co-Chairs and Volunteers appointed to Criterion Subcommittees

Engagement of Self-Study Consultant and Visit to Campus

Fall 2010; First Visit October 17, 2010
Attention to Student Learning Outcomes Assessment needs to be the first priority for Self-Study Process

Focus on Student Learning Outcomes

Nov. - Dec. 2010
Assessment Plans for Academic Programs and General Education

Regular Meetings of the Steering Committee and Subcommittees

Spring-Summer 2011
Collection and review of evidence in support of 5 HLC Criteria and Minimum Expectations within the Criteria for Accreditation; Identification of institutional strengths and challenges

Self-Study process Campus/Community Promotion Plan developed by Advanced Marketing Class students

Spring 2011
Promotion Plan for engaging and educating campus/community about accreditation and self-study process

Develop draft of Self-Study showing support of criteria with evidence

Fall 2011
Draft 1 of Self-Study
(HLC Writing Committee, Steering and Subcommittees)

Review and Revision of Self-Study Draft by Units (Academics, Finance, Student Affairs, Advancement, Senates, etc.)

Jan.-Feb. 2011
Comments, suggested revisions and corrections for Self-Study report

Revisions of Draft by Writing Committee

Feb. -Mar. 2011
Draft 2 of Self-Study produced

Review of Self-Study Draft by External Consultant

April 2011
Comments, suggested revisions and corrections for Self-Study report

Revisions of Draft II by Writing Committee

May 2011
Draft 3 of Self-Study produced

Self-Study Reviewed by Chancellor and Executive Council

June 2012
Comments, suggested revisions and corrections for Self-Study report

Final Revisions of Self-Study and Approval by Chancellor

June-Aug. 2012
Final edits and approval of Self-Study report

Self-Study Submission to HLC Consultant-Evaluator Team

Aug.-Sept. 2012
Self-Study Report Submitted

Finalize details of visit for HLC Team

Aug.-Oct. 2012
Campus ready for Team Visit

HLC Team Visit

Mid-Fall 2012
HLC Consultant-Evaluator Team visits campus