Middle States Commission on HE


  • Characteristics of Excellence REVISED 2014, DRAFT: July 24, 2014
    This is the draft of the seven proposed standards developed by the Steering Committee following extensive input from member institutions and others in the higher education field. It is important to note that whereas the Commission currently has 14 accreditation standards, the revisions show only seven standards. In response to extensive feedback from member institutions and experienced peer evaluators, the Steering Committee attempted to streamline the standards, eliminate redundancies, and focus on clarity and brevity. While the number of standards has changed, their focus has not. The Commission's mission-centric accreditation, and requirements regarding mission and goals; administration, leadership, and governance; integrity; student learning; student services; assessment; and planning, resource allocation, and institutional improvement, all remain in the proposed revisions, albeit with more concise language. (Source: MSCHE website)