Millersville University MSCHE Accreditation Processes

Middle State 2020 Self-Study Process

Millersville launched its 2020 self-study process on Friday, December 15, 2017 with the first meeting of the 2020 Middle States Steering Committee (MSSC). The first task of the MSSC will be to create the self-study design which will include structure, institutional priorities and self-study outcomes, and a preliminary evidence inventory. 

The 2020 Middle States Self-Study process will be led by the Coordinating Team:

  • Dr. James Delle, Associate Provost (Co-Chair)
  • Dr. Laurie Hanich, Professor, Educational Foundations (Co-Chair)
  • Dr. Lisa Shibley, Assistant Vice President, Institutional Assessment and Planning (Coordinator)

Steering Committee membership includes the co-chairs of the four working groups:

Working Group on Standard 1 (Mission and Goals) and Standard 6 (Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement)

  • Mr. Scott Anderson (Associate Professor, Library)
  • Dr. Victor DeSantis (Dean, College of Graduate Studies and Adult Learning; Associate Provost, Civic and Community Engagement)

Working Group on Standard 2 (Ethics and Integrity) and Standard 7 (Governance, Leadership, and Administration)

  • Dr. Jennifer Wood (Associate Professor, Communication and Theatre)
  • Ms. Melanie DeSantis (Executive Director, Human Resources)

Working Group on Standard 3 (Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience) and Standard 5 (Educational Effectiveness Assessment)

  • Dr. Lynn Marquez (Professor, Geology and General Education Coordinator)
  • Dr. George Drake (Dean, College of Education and Human Services)

Working Group on Standard 4 (Support of the Student Experience)

  • Dr. David Henriques (Assistant Professor, Academic and Advisement Center & Director)
  • Dr. Charity Welch (Assistant Dean, College of Graduate Studies and Adult Learning)

2020 Self Study Timeline

Timeline

The process includes three phases:

  1. Self-Study Design (July 2017 to September 2018)
  2. Self-Study Process (September 2018 to January 2020)
  3. Site Visit (Spring 2020)

The MSCHE reaffirmation decision will be available in July 2020.

For a more detailed timeline, View PDF

  • Join us for Middle States VP Visit
    McKitrick to visit MU 09/12/2018

    Learn about Middle States accreditation and Millersville University's 2020 Self-Study Design draft with 

    Dr. Sean McKitrick, MSCHE Vice President
    Tuesday, September 12, 2018, 1:30 to 2:30 pm

    Lehr Dining Hall, Gordinier Light Refreshments will be served.

  • Current MSCHE Accreditation Status

    Millersville's current Middle State's accreditation status may be found in the MSCHE Statement of Accreditation Status.  

    • The Statement of Accreditation Status may be viewed HERE.
  • Self-Study Outcomes 2020

    The following highlight our 2020 draft self-study outcomes:

    • Reaffirm accreditation.
    • Focus on continuous improvement.
    • Engage in inclusive and transparent self-appraisal process.
    • Advance strategic planning to strengthen our future.
  • 2020 Self-Study Structure Overview
    See the diagram below for an overview of the 2020 Middle States Self-Study structure:
    diagram of self-study structure
  • Contact Information

    Please direct questions about the self-study to one of the following:

    Kay Keen

    Administrative Assistant for Planning, Assessment and Analysis

    348 Lyle Hall
    PO Box 1002
    Millersville, PA 17551-0302
    717/871-7871
    kay.keen@millersville.edu

    Dr. Lisa R. Shibley

    Accreditation Liaison Officer and Assistant Vice President, Institutional Assessment and Planning

    348 Lyle Hall
    PO Box 1002
    Millersville, PA 17551-0302
    717/871-7871
    lisa.shibley@millersville.edu

    Randi Shultz

    Graduate Assistant for Planning, Assessment and Analysis

    348 Lyle Hall
    PO Box 1002
    Millersville, PA 17551-0302
    717/871-7871
    middle.states@millersville.edu