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