>Those bibliobloggers who are part of an academic institution understand the meaning of the word “Self-Study .”

Every ten years an academic institution must go through a process of re-accreditation. An academic institution must be accredited in order to grant degrees. The process of Self-Study requires that an institution evaluate its program to ascertain whether it meets the Standards and Criteria for accreditation.

Northern Seminary is going through a process of Self-Study and for the past two years, I have been directing this process. As the Director of the Self-Study, it is my responsibility to write the Self-Study Report, which I have been doing for the past several months.

Because of the pressing need to complete writing the report for the Self-Study, I will have to take a break from blogging for several weeks. For the past several months, I have been unable to write much, and what I have been able to write, has been minimal.

I may publish a post here and there during my time away from blogging, however, I cannot promise to publish on a regular schedule. I will return at the end of February, maybe at the beginning of March. Until then, I will be working hard to finish this project that has consumed much of my time.

I want to thank those readers who have read my blog, specially those who have written to me expressing support and offering encouragement.

As someone famous said, “I’ll be back.”

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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4 Responses to >Self-Study

  1. >Ah… we’re in the middle of a five-year comprehensive review as well. They are just so much fun!I will await your return…Take care.


  2. >Tyler,I am glad you understand how hard a Self-Study is. In addition to teaching, I still have to write the final Self-Study report.Congratulations on your blurb on Mary Douglas’ book.Claude Mariottini


  3. >I look forward to your blogging again. Peace.


  4. >Milton,Thank you for your encouragement. I miss blogging already and can’t wait to come back.Claude Mariottini


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