Jefferson Launches First Combined University Middle States Commission on Higher Education Self-Study

The Middle States Self-Study is officially underway at Jefferson and will conclude with the Site Team visit in spring 2020.

The Middle States Self-Study is officially underway at Jefferson and will conclude with the Site Team visit in spring 2020.

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) has launched its first combined University Middle States Commission on Higher Education Self-Study.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct accreditation and pre-accreditation (candidacy status) activities for institutions of higher education. The Commission assures students and the public of the educational quality of higher education and ensures institutional accountability, self-appraisal, improvement and innovation through peer review and the rigorous application of standards within the context of the institution’s mission.

The Middle States Self-Study is officially underway at Jefferson and will conclude with the Site Team visit in spring 2020. This process is a collaboration among students, faculty and administration that allows Jefferson to highlight our combined University’s success in meeting all accreditation requirements including:

  1. Mission and Goals
  2. Ethics and Integrity
  3. Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience
  4. Support of the Student Experience
  5. Educational Effectiveness Assessment
  6. Planning, Resources and Institutional Improvement
  7. Governance, Leadership and Administration

Review the standards and their descriptions here. To learn more about Jefferson’s Middle States Self-Study, contact raelynn.cooter@jefferson.edu.

Stay tuned for updates on the study as they become available.

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