of the report is still available for comparison.
During 2008-09, almost 80 faculty,
staff, and students participated as members of
working groups that drafted initial sections of the
report. Over the summer, the Steering Committee has
overseen the editing the groups' foundational work into
a single draft report.
However, the present report is only
a draft. The Steering Committee has more work to do in
indentifying supporting documents and making sure that
all of Middle States' standards are clearly addressed.
We are releasing the report to the campus because your
involvement is essential to insuring that the report is
accurate and complete – and that it represents the
university’s best thinking about what we do well and how
we need to improve.
We hope that you will read the
report and share your comments with the Steering
Committee. You will be able to do so at one of several
public meetings that will be announced in the next few
days. Members of the Steering Committee would be glad to
meet with your department or committee to discuss the
report's findings and solicit your feedback. You can
also share your thoughts by talking with one of the
members of the
Steering Committee or by sending me an
We will need your comments by
October 30. In November, the Steering Committee will
review all of the comments received and revise the
report. The university must submit the final report to
Middle States in December.
Then, a team of 7-8 faculty and
administrators from other Middle States schools will
visit the campus February 21-24, 2010. The will be
seeking to evaluate how accurately the university has
represented itself in the self-study and will be
particularly interested in how aware the campus
community is of the self-study report.
Please download the
draft report, review it, and
share your comments with the Steering Committee.
Thank you for your help.
Middle States 2010 Steering
- Robert Franz, Assistant Professor, Academic Development and Counseling
- Catherine A. Gatewood, Assistant Professor, History, Political Science, and Economics, and
Director of Teacher Education
- Kenneth L. Hall, Director of Human and Cultural Diversity
- Erin L. Pawlak, Director of Annual Giving, University Advancement
- James A. Meek,* Assistant to the President for Planning and Assessment
- Joseph R. Newhouse, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
- Lynette M. Reitz,* Professor of Social Work
- SueAnn V. Schatz, Associate Professor of English
- Frederick W. Schulze,* Associate Professor, Health Science
* indicates co-chair