Every 10 years the University is subject to a review of its accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. That process has begun, and it will entail the development of a self-study report during the next two academic years and a visit by an evaluation team in spring 2014. It is a time to examine the University’s goals and programs, to obtain advice and validation from peers at other institutions, and to seek public reaffirmation by its regional accrediting agency.
Stony Brook will engage in a comprehensive self-study, which will investigate topics such as the assessment of institutional effectiveness and student learning, the interdisciplinarity of knowledge, the integration of educational offerings and research activities, the inclusion of diversity and internationalization in curricula, as well as many other issues of key importance in the development of plans that will shape the future of Stony Brook.
More information about the process can be found on the Middle States Accreditation website. This site will be continually updated as the study progresses. There is also a community feedback email address on the site.
Save the Date
A Middle States Reaccreditation Town Hall Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 28, at 4 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Room 2.