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Executive Vice President & Provost

Periodic Review Report

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Executive Vice President & Provost

Philips Memorial Hall
Room 103
700 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-3405

Dr. R. Lorraine Bernotsky
Executive Vice President and Provost

Megan Mullertz
Executive Associate to the Provost

Periodic Review Report

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education requires a Periodic Review Report (PRR) be submitted "five years after the decennial self-study and reaffirmation of accreditation." Per the guiding documents, the PRR "is a retrospective, current, and prospective analysis of the institution." The PRR provides the institution with the opportunity to demonstrate that it is meeting the standards of accreditation, which the Commission then uses to evaluate the continuation of our regional accreditation. The report is segmented into six discrete sections and is page limited to approximately 50 pages in length. The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost has taken the lead in coordinating the work of each of the Executive Vice Presidents in creating this initial draft. Over the course of the semester, there will be additional opportunities to review and provide feedback on subsequent drafts before it is submitted in June. For this initial review, we ask that you review the documents and provide us feedback no later than Friday March 4th, 2016. If you are unable to comment during this initial phase, you will have the opportunity to comment again once feedback from this initial review has been incorporated into the document. Please use the feedback buttons for each of the sections and reference the appropriate line number when making specific suggestions. We look forward to receiving input from across the campus community and hope this process results in a document touched by all segments of the university and represents the best of shared governance.

  • Brief introductory overview of the institution, including references to mission, enrollment, educational offerings, structures, and resources that will provide appropriate institutional context for the one or more accreditation readers of the PRR;
  • Summary information on the institution’s approach to the preparation of the PRR;
  • Summary of major institutional changes and developments since the decennial evaluation, to the extent the changes are relevant to multiple standards.
  • Abstract of the highlights of the PRR in narrative form.

  • Statements labeled as recommendations from the evaluation team or the institutions previous decennial report.
  • Any commission actions since the last decennial report.

  • This is consistent with information and analysis contained elsewhere in the PRR.
  • Only challenges and opportunities with particular relevance to one or more accreditation standards should be addressed.

  • This should include the institutional financial plan for the period of the strategic plan but not less than the current year and three future years.
  • Audited financial statements and management letters covering the previous three years.
  • The financial information submitted to IPEDs for the three previous years.
  • Actual enrollment for current year, three previous years and projections for three future years.

  • A thorough overview and analysis of the institution’s assessment processes. Appendix provides guidance as to what should be documented and what kinds of evidence should be provided. The analysis should be supported by attaching key assessment documents as appendices.

  • This section should provide a thorough overview and analysis of the institutions planning and budgeting processes, with particular attention to demonstrating how those processes are integrated and linked.

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