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On-site Visit

Review of Self-Study Report

Upon the completion of the Self-Study Report, the NCAA’s Peer Review Team reviews the information provided. They look for completeness of responses, the presence or absence of support for statements made in the report, the appropriateness of the responses to the questions asked and the presence of violations acknowledged in the report.

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The Site Visit

Thereafter, an on-site evaluation visit is scheduled. The NCAA’s Peer Review Team and others as appropriate visit the campus of the institution to review with the Steering Committee and staff the institutional self-study report.

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Letter of Confirmation and Institutional Reply

Shortly after the site visit concludes, the NCAA’s Peer Review Team will prepare and submit to the institution a letter of confirmation. This letter summarizes the areas needing attention or revision in the self-study report. The letter also makes recommendations for institutional improvement. Upon receipt of the letter of confirmation, the institution is given the opportunity to file a reply. This reply is then reviewed by the NCAA’s Peer Review Team and, together with the other available information, forms the basis for the certification finding.

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The Process

  1. Institution begins self-study process with orientation videoconference Word document icon:
    August 16, 2010 - October 29, 2010
  2. Institution develops self-study report:
    August 16, 2010 - May 13, 2011
  3. Institution submits self-study report via Athletics Certification System (ACS) by:
    May 13, 2011
  4. NCAA staff liaison reviews report for preliminary issues:
    May 13, 2011 - May 31, 2011
  5. Full committee reviews self-study report and approves issues:
    June 1, 2011 - August 15, 2011
  6. Institution responds to issues identified in Committee on Athletics Certification (CAC) analysis via ACS by:
    August 15, 2011 or two weeks prior to the evaluation visit
  7. Peer-review team (PRT) conducts evaluation visit and writes report:
    October 12 - 14, 2011
  8. PRT sends reports to institution for response:
    Within 2 weeks of campus visit
  9. Institution responds to PRT report by:
    December 16, 2011
  10. CAC deliberates and issues final decisions for all institutions:
    February 2012
  11. CSULB Certification decision annouced:
    April 2012