Middle States Reaccreditation
Over the past year, representatives from all areas of the College have worked on preparing a Periodic Review Report for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
On November 15, 2012, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education accepted the review, acting, “To accept the Periodic Review Report to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report."
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in our region. This Middle States region includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and locations internationally.
The Commission is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. It examines institutions holistically, rather than specific programs or departments within institutions.
A major focus of this review was the assessment of student learning. Programs that were brought into the assessment process for the first time included the Honors Program, the General Education Curriculum (G.E.C.), and the Bridge Program.
The process was guided by an Executive Steering Committee consisting of faculty, administration, staff, and students and led by Thom Nowak, VP Academics, Brian Fernandes, VP Enrollment, and Christopher Libertini, Associate Professor of History.