Decennial Evaluation and Accreditation Process, 2009
In fall 2006, Brooklyn College began its preparation for our accreditation review by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in 2009-a timetable established by Middle States that encompasses three academic years. Milestones in the process include:
- Year 1 (2006-2007) Launch and Organization of the Self-Study Effort
- Brooklyn College Steering Committee appointed by the President in October 2006 and college representatives attend the Middle States Self-Study Training Institute.
- Steering Committee selected a comprehensive report format and recommended a governance structure consisting of seven Working Groups to address the fourteen Middle States Standards of Excellence.
- A Preliminary Self-Study Design, including charges for the seven Working Groups, was drafted and sent to Middle States Liaison Officer.
- The Middle States Liason Officer visited the College on April 19, 2007; thereafter, the Self-Study Design was finalized and submitted to Middle States.
- Year 2 (2007-2008) Development of the Self-Study and Planning for the Site Visit
- Working Groups investigations took place, and individual reports were presented in April 2008. The Steering Committee monitored progress and provided a forum for discussion of issues that cut across the Working Groups.
- The Chairperson and members of the visiting team were identified and the accreditation visit was scheduled for spring 2009.
- Last, Working Group reports were merged into a Self-Study draft report.
- Year 3 (2008-2009) Issuing Self-Study and Hosting the Site Visit
- Drafted a Self-Study Report and circulated to college community; scheduled town meetings; finalized the Self-Study sent it to Middle States and the visiting team.
- The site visit took place April 2009; afterwords, the visiting team report and college response were produced.
- Commission action accrediting Brooklyn College was finalized in summer/fall 2009.