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2018 Middle States Accreditation

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The Evaluating Team will visit City Tech March 25 - 28, 2018, and many in the college community will be requested to meet with one or more members.

The team will share their exit summary report on Wednesday, March 28, at 10:00am in the Atrium Amphitheater. All members of the college community are welcome.

Feedback Timeline

The draft Middle States Self-Study was presented to major college constituencies for review, critique, and consensus by Professors Jay Deiner and Shelley Smith, Middle States Co-Chairs, in April 2017 and November 2017.

Audiences included faculty from the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Professional Studies, and Technology and Design, administrative units from the Offices of Academic Affairs, Administration and Finance, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, students, advisory boards, and alumni. The Middle States Executive Committee sought feedback in the form of written comments and discussion and online responses on the OpenLab Middle States reaccreditation site.

Feedback round one: April 2017

Student Focus Groups: April 3 and 6, 2017. Publicized via emails to all students from Student Affairs and SGA, and on the college and SGA social media feeds, and via the Alumni Relations email address list and social media feed.

Faculty Focus Groups: April 3 and 6, 2017. Publicized via emails to all faculty and staff. Staff Focus Group: April 3, 2017. Publicized via emails to all faculty and staff.

Feedback round two: November 2017

Student Government Association: October 5, 2017

Student Focus Groups: November 29 and 30, 2017. Publicized via emails to all students from Student Affairs and SGA, and on the college and SGA social media feeds.

Student Feedback Period: Online comments solicited November 2 – December 1, 2017. Publicized by emails to all students from Student Affairs, and on the college and SGA social media feeds.

Faculty and Staff Feedback Period: November 2 – December 1, 2017 via Open Lab. Publicized by emails to all faculty and staff.

Faculty Presentations: Given to full meetings of the below units, set up and publicized by each unit.

School of Arts & Sciences, November 9, 2017

School Technology & Design, November 14, 2017

School of Professional Studies, November 16, 2017

Continuing Education, December 6, 2017

Staff Presentations: Given to full meetings of the below units, set up and publicized by each unit.

Finance and Administration, November 13, 2017

Academic Affairs, November 16, 2017

Enrollment Management, November 29, 2017

Themes that are related to the seven Middle States standards were extracted from the hundreds of individual comments on the draft Self-Study:

  1. Clarity of institutional identity, mission, and vision;
  2. Retention, graduation, and student success;
  3. Transparency, communication, and dissemination of information about institutional processes and procedures;
  4. Institutional climate with respect to diversity, inclusion, and community;
  5. Assessment to measure achievement of education goals, student success, and fiscal and managerial effectiveness;
  6. Institutional support for faculty in terms of working conditions, research facilities, service obligations, and equitable personnel practices;
  7. Physical plant for teaching and learning;
  8. Institutional planning and fiscal management; and
  9. General comments.

Past Review Self-Study Materials

All members of the college community were invited to review the 2016-2017 Self-Study Materials and send any comments or questions to msche2018@citytech.cuny.edu.

Past Information Sessions

All meetings will be held in the President's Conference Room, N318.

Monday, April 3, 2017
11:00 - 12:00 Targeted toward students
1:00 - 2:00 Targeted toward tenured faculty
2:00 - 3:00 Targeted toward HEOs and administrative staff
Thursday, April 6, 2017
11:30 - 12:30 Targeted toward pre-tenure faculty
3:00 - 4:00 Targeted toward students
Meet with members of the Evaluation Team, August 23, 2016
On August 23, 2016, Dr. Debra Kleinman from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education will visit City Tech. During this time she will review our documentation road map and self-study plan. She will also hold an informational session for the college community. The time and location of this session will be publicized.