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Middle States Accreditation

The Middle States small team visit was January 11-12, 2016 with the main visit activities taking place on January 12. Dr. Thomas Isekenegbe, President of Bronx Community College of the City University of New York, served as team chair, and Dr. W. Allen Richman, Dean of Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research at Prince George's Community College, served as team member. Dr. Debra Klinman, Vice President for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), accompanied the team to provide procedural assistance.

The focus of the visit was to determine if the College had met the requirements expressed at the conclusion of the team visit, March 31-April, 2015.  Specifically, has the College implemented a documented and sustained process, in all programs, that uses multiple measures of sufficient quality to provide direct evidence of student achievement of key learning outcomes?  Secondly, is there evidence that student learning assessment information is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents and is used to improve teaching and learning?

The visiting team's findings and recommendations are included in the below report. The next steps are for the MSCHE follow-up committee to write the report and make a recommendation to the full commission for their June meeting.

Middle States Team Report - January 2016 visit

Thank you for the efforts you have contributed to demonstrate that we are meeting the expected standard.  Let us all keep in mind that it is important not just to be in compliance with the standard for assessment of student learning for accreditation purposes, but also because our mission requires us to do our best to see that our students experience academic success.

Judith Gay
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff