Self-Study Report: Chapter Seven
Basic Institutional Data Forms
The attached Basic Institutional Data Forms (BIDs) are designed to provide useful statistical information to the Evaluation Team that is scheduled to visit your campus. The forms should be completed and submitted with your Self-Study Report to the Commission, and to the Evaluation Team. (Refer to Chapter 5, Maintaining Accredited Status Through the Program to Evaluate and Advance Quality, in the Handbook of Accreditation, Third Edition, as needed.)
Institutions submitting reports for comprehensive evaluations should complete all of the Forms. Institutions submitting reports for focused evaluations will be asked to complete and submit the specific portions of the Basic Institutional Data Forms that are pertinent to area(s) of focus being evaluated. Please contact your Commission Staff Liaison if you have any questions concerning the Forms. The following information should be helpful to you:
We recognize that the BID Forms can be awkward for some institutions to use, and some of the questions we have posed may seem dated. However, no later than the January 1, 2005 date for using the new Criteria for Accreditation, the Commission also will implement a revised annual reporting process. This revision will result in the discontinuance of the BIDs as we have used them over the years. Our aim is to make the data sets more in line with the kind of information institutions provide in their IPEDS reporting.
We continue to value your thoughts and observations about data collection and how to make the information forms more useful for the Commission and for its member institutions.
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