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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

From the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2022

MSCHE Self-Study Update: Successful Preliminary Site Visit

Middle States Commission on Higher Education Self-Study Steering Committee co-chairs Abdi Hajikandi and Kelly Frothingham and campus MSCHE accreditation liaison officer Kim Barron are pleased to report that Buffalo State had a successful preliminary site visit November 7 and 8. After his visit to campus, our MSCHE team chair, Lamont O. Repollet, president of Kean University, indicated that Buffalo State is prepared for an on-site evaluation visit, which is scheduled for March 12–15, 2023.

The purpose of the preliminary visit was to introduce Dr. Repollet to Buffalo State, our people, and our environment so that he and the peer evaluators can begin the upcoming on-site evaluation visit efficiently and effectively. A “nearly complete draft” of the self-study report was provided to Dr. Repollet before his visit. While visiting campus, Dr. Repollet met with President Katherine Conway-Turner, the MSCHE Steering Committee, a group of students, representatives from the International Graduate Program for Educators (IGPE), the President’s Cabinet, and the College Council. Dr. Repollet also toured the campus. 

Dr. Repollet provided feedback to ensure that the self-study process and document will support a useful on-site evaluation visit, and the MSCHE Steering Committee and Writing Group are currently incorporating that feedback into a final draft report. A final draft self-study report will be available for the campus community to review and provide comment in December; the final self-study report will be submitted to MSCHE in January.

Thanks to the many faculty, staff, and students who contributed to a successful site visit.