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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Standards of Excellence

Standards 1 and 7: Mission, Goals and Assessment

Standard 1: Mission and Goals

  • The institution’s mission clearly defines its purpose within the context of higher education and indicates who the institution serves and what it intends to accomplish.
  • The institution’s stated goals, consistent with the aspirations and expectations of higher education, clearly specify how the institution will fulfill its mission.
  • The mission and goals are developed and recognized by the institution with the participation of its members and its governing body and are used to develop and shape its programs and practices and to evaluate its effectiveness.
  • The institution’s mission clearly defines its purpose within the context of higher education and indicates who the institution serves and what it intends to accomplish.
  • The institution’s stated goals, consistent with the aspirations and expectations of higher education, clearly specify how the institution will fulfill its mission.
  • The mission and goals are developed and recognized by the institution with the participation of its members and its governing body and are used to develop and shape its programs and practices and to evaluate its effectiveness.

Standard 7: Institutional Assessment

  • The institution has developed and implemented an assessment process that evaluates its overall effectiveness in achieving its mission and goals and its compliance with accreditation standards.
  • The institution has developed and implemented an assessment process that evaluates its overall effectiveness in achieving its mission and goals and its compliance with accreditation standards.

Last Updated 8/28/17

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