Thank You: Accreditation Site Visit Wrap-Up and What's Next

Office of the President

Dear Graduate School and University Center Community,

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Evaluation Team has just completed its virtual site visit of the Graduate School and University Center. The visit provided ways for us to communicate both our accomplishments and our aspirations, which all of you are helping us to achieve. We appreciated the thoughtful discussions.

We want to take this opportunity to express our deep appreciation and thanks to the scores of faculty, students, and staff who generously contributed their time and expertise as members of the Middle States steering committee and working groups and as contributors to our comprehensive self-study report. We also thank everyone who helped prepare for and host the virtual site visit and who participated in the discussions.

Over the next several weeks, the Evaluation Team will prepare its draft report. We will have the opportunity to review it before it is submitted to Commission for its vote in spring 2021 on our reaccreditation. We look forward to receiving the Commission’s accreditation action letter, as it will provide valuable guidance to help us build on our strengths, navigate challenges, and take advantage of opportunities within CUNY and beyond, fulfilling our mission to offer transformative education and promote research that advances the public good.

With best regards,
Robin L. Garrell
President, The Graduate School and University Center

David Olan
Associate Provost and Dean for Academic Affairs, The Graduate Center
Middle States Accreditation Steering Committee Co-Chair

Yun Xiang
Associate Dean for Institutional Effectiveness, The Graduate Center
Middle States Accreditation Steering Committee Co-Chair

Patti Myatt
Executive Director of Academic Affairs, The Graduate Center
Middle States Accreditation Steering Committee Co-Chair

Submitted on: OCT 7, 2020

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