Cazenovia College has engaged in a process of institutional self-study for more than two years. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the institution is required to periodically assess its mission, effectiveness, resources, and student outcomes in order to maintain its accreditation. This is an important time for the College as we examine our role in higher education and our responsibilities to the public we serve. This process of review is increasingly important in the current time of economic recovery and national dialogue about the quality and value of higher education.
The process of self-study was implemented as a shared process, involving all constituency groups working together to document the College’s status in meeting Standards in the Characteristics of Excellence set forth by the Middle States Commission. College constituents were asked to participate in a variety of activities over the past two years in order to accomplish the goal of reaffirming institutional accreditation. As a result, a comprehensive Self Study Report was compiled. On February 1, the Report and supporting documents were submitted to the Commission and seven evaluation team members visited campus March 24-27, 2013. The Team’s report will be submitted to the Middle States Commission in April and the Commission will render its decision about our reaccreditation in late June.
As important as affirming accreditation, the College’s constituents gathered and analyzed data that will inform the new strategic plan for fall 2013. With the participation of the entire campus community, the College is poised to successfully complete its accreditation process and launch the new strategic plan on schedule. For more information about regional institutional accreditation, visit www.msche.org.
Dr. Mark Tierno
Cazenovia College ~ Founded in 1824