Middle States Accreditation

The site visit from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education took place on April 17-20, 2016. Our Self-Study team—under the leadership of chairs Vijaya Korlipara, Ph.D.; and Linda Sama, Ph.D.; with the assistance of Dorothy Habben, Ph.D.—did an excellent job in organizing the schedule for the visit. I am most grateful to everyone who met with the site team members, or in any way facilitated their visit to St. John’s University.

Final Report for Middle States Commission on Higher Education

June 2016- Both the report that was presented to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in preparation for the Middle States Team visit, April 17-20, 2016, and the final report from the team visit are available to the University community on MySJU. (Sign in required)

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We welcome Dr. Klinman, liaison to St. John's University from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Dr. Debra G. Klinman became Vice President for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in 2008. Previously, she was Associate Professor of Psychology, Dean of Graduate Studies, and finally Vice President for Academic Affairs at Rosemont College, Pennsylvania. She also held positions at Bank Street College of Education and Mercer County Community College.

In collaboration with colleagues throughout Rosemont College, she developed, assessed, and improved an array of academic programs and policies. As a member of the president’s Senior Cabinet, she had responsibility for budgeting, strategic planning, and aligning academic operations with institutional mission and goals. She also served as the College’s liaison to Middle States and to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and she participated on evaluation teams and as an MSCHE Periodic Review Report reviewer.

Dr. Klinman has authored or co-authored over 30 papers, articles, and books. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Temple University and a B.A. in Education at Temple as well.

Please click here for information on the Middle States Self-Study Steering Committee membership. (Revised 9-29-2015)

Please click here for information on the membership of the Middle States Self-Study Committee working groups.(Revised 9-29-2015)

Please click here for information on the Middle States Self-Study Committee timetable. (Revised 9-28-2015)

Read the PowerPoint presentation that was given to the Middle States Self-Study Committee explaining the process of Middle States Reaccreditation.

MIDDLE STATES REACCREDITATION 2013-2016

Mission

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that is dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through accreditation via peer evaluation. Middle States accreditation instills public confidence in institutional mission, goals, performance, and resources through its rigorous accreditation standards and their enforcement.

Vision

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education aspires to be the preeminent resource for institutions of higher education striving to achieve excellence in fulfilling their missions. It also intends, through voluntary assessment and adherence to high standards for student learning outcomes and operational behavior, to assure higher education's publics that its accredited institutions are fulfilling their stated purpose and addressing the publics' expectations.

Some key publications which are availabe from MSCHE include:

The Self-Study Design sent to Middle States liaison, Dr. Debra Klinman has been approved.
Keep up with what is planned by reading the document.

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