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Middle States Accreditation

Our Middle States small team visit is scheduled for 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, will serve as team chair, and Dr. W. Allen Richman, Dean of Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research at Prince George's Community College, will serve as team member. Dr. Debra Klinman, Vice President for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, will accompany the team to provide procedural assistance.

The focus of the visit is to determine if the College has 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?  Please see the team's follow-up report for further detail:

Middle States Follow Up Report After March 31 - April 1, 2015 Visit to College

Much has been accomplished since the visit in spring 2015, and a draft of the Monitoring Report for the January 2016 visit is posted below.

DRAFT Middle States Monitoring Report - December 2015

The report is due to the Commission by December 1, 2015.  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