Middle States Accreditation
In Spring 2014 the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) approved new accreditation standards. Seven Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation replace the standards that the College used in its 2004 and 2014 self-studies. The seven standards are:
- Mission and Goals;
- Ethics and Integrity
- Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience;
- Support of the Student Experience;
- Educational Effectiveness Assessment;
- Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement; and
- Governance, Leadership, and Administration.
During spring 2017, the first 15 institutions were evaluated on the new standards. They provided feedback to MSCHE about the new requirements and agreed to be helpful to other institutions moving forward.
There are also new processes and cycles for review effective Fall 2016. Institutions now submit a new Annual Institutional Update (AIU), participate in a Mid-Point Peer Review (MPPR), and participate in the Self-Study evaluation every eight years.
Community College of Philadelphia’s Mid-Point Peer Review will be in 2020 and its next self-study will be 2024.
The Office of Assessmetn and Evaluation is working with Programs to create course- and program-level assessment practices that will ensure the smooth transfer of data from the Program level to the Peer Review and Self Study.
The Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation will make demonstrating the College's effectiveness and impact more intuitive.
CCP's Accreditation History
- October 2017 Middle States Monitoring Report
- Middle States Team Report - January 2016 visit
- December 2015 Middle States Monitoring Report
- February 2015 Middle States Monitoring Report
- 2014 Self Study Report
- Middle States Team Report
- Verification of Compliance
- 2014 Plan for Compliance
- 2014 Work Group Members
- 2014 Steering Committee
- 2012 Self-Study Design
- 2011 Progress Report
- 2009 Periodic Review Report
- 2006 Monitoring Report
- 2004 Accreditation Letter
- 2004 Self-Study