A Message From the President: Reaccreditation Update

Office of the President

Dear Graduate School and University Center community,

Please mark your calendars for the virtual site visit of our Middle States accreditation team, which will take place from Sunday, October 4, through Wednesday, October 7.

This visit is the culminating event in our Middle States reaccreditation process. As many of you know, accreditation is the way the higher education community monitors itself to ensure that a school’s mission and goals, performance, and resources meet certain standards, and that the institution is committed to student success and continuous improvement.

Our site visit team will be chaired by Dr. John "Fritz" Schwaller, who will be accompanied by faculty members and administrators from other colleges and universities.

The team will meet virtually with faculty, students, and staff throughout our six schools. These sessions will provide opportunities to share our successes and reflect on our accomplishments, challenges, and ideas for the future.

We will share more details about the visit with you as the planning proceeds.

To prepare for the visit, we encourage everyone to read the institutional self-study report, particularly the executive summary and conclusion. You may access it through the CUNY Academic Commons and on the Middle States reaccreditation website. Our Middle State reaccreditation website has additional background and information about this process.

Our deepest thanks go to the faculty, students, and staff who have served on the Middle States steering committee and working groups, contributing vast amounts of time to this important initiative.

We look forward to working with you to ensure the success of the site visit and accreditation process.

With best regards,

Robin L. Garrell, President, The Graduate Center
Sarah Bartlett, Dean, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
Ayman El-Mohandes, Dean, CUNY School of Public Health
Gregory Mantsios, Dean, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
John Mogulescu, Dean, CUNY School of Professional Studies
Mary Corliss Pearl, Dean, Macaulay Honors College at CUNY

Submitted on: AUG 19, 2020

Category: Middle States | President's Office - Community Message