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Winter 2015-16

  • MSCHE New Standards Puts Focus on Continuous Improvement

    Middle States accreditation is an expression of confidence in an institution’s mission and goals, its performance, and its resources. An institution is accredited when the educational community, through peer review and self-regulation, has verified that its goals are achieved. The extent to which each educational institution accepts and fulfills the responsibilities inherent in the process of accreditation is a measure of its commitment to striving for and achieving excellence in its endeavors.

  • Periodic Review Report and the State of Compliance

    Currently, Drexel is due to issue a required Periodic Review Report or PRR by June 1, 2017 which marks the mid-way point of the last Drexel decennial visit which occurred in March of 2012. The PRR is essentially a status report issued by the institution mid-way through its ten year accreditation...

  • Transparency of Program and Course Level Outcomes

    A requirement of the new The Middle States Commission on Higher Education Standard 5.1 mandates “An accredited institution possesses and demonstrates…clearly stated educational goals at the institution and degree/program levels…”  These stated outcomes help to feed the assessment of teaching and learning which is defined in Standard 5.2.   This standard calls for “organized and systematic assessments conducted by faculty and/or appropriate professionals, evaluating the extent of students achievement of institutional and degree/program goals.”  To comply with these standards, Drexel University has...