Middle States Accreditation
The Middle States accreditation process began fall semester 2013 with the appointment of the Self-Study Steering Committee, chaired by Beau Breslin, Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Sarah Goodwin, Professor English and Faculty Assessment Coordinator. The members of the Steering Committee were chosen to reflect the institutional nature of the accreditation process.
The Self-Study Design: Integrative Learning
The Steering Committee decided in December, 2013, to pursue a selected-topics model for the self-study, and chose Integrative Learning as the topic.This topic is important to us for several reasons:
- It arises directly from our mission statement and thus relates to some of the College’s historical strengths.
- It addresses a number of initiatives that are currently under way for which we would do well to gather more information and build a stronger consensus in the College community.
- It relates directly to our current Strategic Plan and will be flexible enough to evolve in the context of the next strategic planning effort that we are just now undertaking.
A copy of the self-study design can be accessed here.
Working groups were convened in the spring semester 2014 and several began meeting over the summer to make plans and begin the process of drafting chapters for the self-study based on research questions included in the self-study design. You will find a list of the working group members here.
For more information about the self-study process, please contact Lisa Christenson.