Molloy College Middle States Reaccreditation Organization Announcement

Molloy College is preparing for an upcoming Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaccreditation. To ensure that the College has maximum time to organize around the seven Standards for Accreditation that are mission- and data-focused, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Anne Branchini and Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness Michael Torres will co-chair a Steering Committee that includes Christina Cappellano, Maureen Carey, Melissa Gebbia, Barbara Schmidt, and Linda Silva Thompson.

In addition, the following members of our community have agreed to serve as Standard Committee Chairs and Vice Chairpersons:

Middle States Standard Chairperson Vice-Chairperson
Standard I:
Mission and Goals
Catherine Tully Muscente To be announced
Standard II:
Ethics and Integrity
Kathleen Maurer Smith Christopher Malone
Standard III:
Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience
Joanne O'Brien Marcia Gardner
Standard IV:
Support of the Student Experience
Janine Biscari Marion Flomenhaft
Standard V:
Educational Effectiveness Assessment
Audrey Cohan Amy Gaimaro
Standard VI:
Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement
Lisa Newland Elissa Sharp
Standard VII:
Governance, Leadership, and Administration
Maureen Sanz Susan Williams

Both the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson are important leadership roles. The Standard Committee Chairperson is charged with leading and guiding the work of the committee that culminates in the timely delivery of a high-quality comprehensive self-study standard report; defining and distributing the work and tasks through the full utilization of the committee members; organizing committee meetings and recording minutes; and maintaining currency with the Standards and process by attending Middle States related meetings.

The Standard Committee Vice-Chairperson is charged with collaboratively assisting and supporting the Chairperson in efforts that culminate in the timely delivery of a high-quality comprehensive self-study standard report; in the chairperson's absence, presiding over meetings and the work of the committee; and maintaining currency with the Standards and process by attending Middle States related meetings. Beginning this summer, the Steering Committee and Standard Chair and Vice Chairpersons will meet to continue the process of organizing this important work.  Further updates and details will be provided during the fall semester.

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