Last week, on November 10, our Middle States Team Chair came to campus in preparation for the March evaluation visit. The Team Chair, Dr. Anne Skleder, met with key groups to advance our re-accreditation process to the next stage. These included Faculty Council Executive Committee, the Student Learning Assessment Advisory Group, members of the Executive Team, members of the Board of Trustees, and student leaders, as well as the Middle States Steering Committee. Dr. Skleder explained the accreditation process and gave a sense of how the March visit will go and what we can expect. All in all, those who met with her found her to be a good listener, clear communicator, and experienced evaluator.
Dr. Skleder, who is Senior Vice President and Provost at Wilkes University, will lead a team of eight evaluators; the team arrives on March 26 and will be working with us until March 29. Meanwhile, we await specific feedback from Dr. Skleder on our self-study. Another round of revisions will take place based on her comments, before the final report goes to the team six weeks before the visit.