Community Message 4-8-10: Middle States Commission

Dear Friends,
The Graduate Center is being evaluated for reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The evaluation consists of two parts, a self-study and a review conducted by a team selected by Middle States. The Graduate Center completed its self-study last month and submitted its report to Middle States. The evaluation team (see list of members below) will visit the Graduate Center between April 11th and 14th for a series of meetings with members of the Graduate Center community to gather additional information for its own report to Middle States.
I’m pleased to invite you to three meetings with the evaluation team.
Monday, April 12th, 3:30–4:30 pm: An open forum in Room 8201.01.
Tuesday, April 13th, 2:00–3:00 pm: An open forum in Room 8201.01.
Wednesday, April 14th, 1:30–3:30 pm: The Middle States team’s presentation of their findings in the Segal Theatre.

At the meeting on Wednesday, Dr. Charles Caramello, chair of the Middle States team, will present findings from the team’s evaluation of the Graduate Center. There will be no opportunity for questions.
I encourage you to attend these events and thank you for your participation in the Graduate Center’s reaccreditation process.

Note: Standards are the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s areas of focus. They are all addressed in the Graduate Center’s self-study. Each team member will focus on two to three Standards in their evaluation of the Graduate Center.

Charles Caramello
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Standard 4: Leadership & Governance  
Standard 5: Administration
Barbara Bender           
Associate Dean for Academic Support & Graduate Student Services          
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
Standard 8: Student Admissions and Retention
Standard 9: Student Support Services
Julia Ericksen             
Professor of Sociology            
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Standard 10: Faculty
Standard 11: Educational Offerings
Mark Garrison            
Interim Dean of the School of Graduate Studies
Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD                 
Standard 6: Integrity
Standard 12: General Education (Undergraduate Division)
Standard 13: Related Educational Activities)
Paul Hennigan            
Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA            
Standard 1: Mission and Goals
Standard 2: Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal
Standard 3: Institutional Resources
Oyebanjo Lajubutu     
Director of Institutional Research
Coppin State University, Baltimore, MD
Standard 7: Institutional Assessment

Submitted on: APR 8, 2010

Category: President's Office - Archive