The self-study open forums that were scheduled for the fall semester concluded this week. These forums were well-attended by students, faculty, preceptors and administrators. The goal was that all stakeholders would have the opportunity to take part in the self-study process by actively participating in the open forums. The steering committee is creating a survey that will be sent to all faculty now that the forums have concluded. This survey will focus on the gap analyses (areas in standards that are not being met) that were presented by each committee chairperson. The next steering committee meeting is scheduled for today, October 6th. Items on the agenda are the survey, gap analyses, and college bylaws. It is the steering committee’s hope that these self-study forums have increased transparency of the process as a whole. The surveys will allow faculty to provide increased and necessary feedback as the process unfolds.