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Self-Study, the Re-accreditation Process

The USciences Self-Study is the multi-year re-accreditation process established by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).  The self-study will culminate in a Self-Study Report demonstrating institutional compliance with the Standards for Accreditation and Requirements for Affiliation with Middle States.  

The self-study will be guided by the institutional priorities and outcomes determined from campus-wide input in late 2019.  These priorities will frame the narrative of the Self-Study Report through which compliance to the accreditation standards will be exhibited.  The self-study process will be guided by a Steering Committee, facilitated by Working Groups, and supported by involvement from diverse USciences stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and the Board of Trustees.  

Following the self-study, the Commission will make an accreditation determination for USciences in June 2022.

Timeline of Self-Study

  1. January, 2020
    →  Establish Institutional Priorities
    →  Initial Phone Call with MSCHE Vice President
  2. Fall, 2020
    →  Self-Study Preparation Visit with MSCHE Vice President
  3. 2020-2021
    →  Steering Committee and Working Groups Draft Self Study Report
  4. Fall 2021
    →  Site Team Chair Preliminary Visit
  5. Spring, 2022
    → Evaluation Team Site Visit (Target mid-March 2022)
  6. June, 2022
    →  MSCHE Meeting and Decision