University of Pennsylvania’s Middle States Steering Committee will host Dr.
Debra Klinman, Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) vice president,
for a community open forum February 26 from 1:15 to 2:00 p.m. in Wallwork Hall, room G-98.
The forum is
free and open to the community, and is designed to provide persons with an
opportunity to meet Klinman in her role as IUP’s liaison to the Middle States
Commission on Higher Education and to discuss IUP’s Self Study Design Plan.
States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental
membership association that evaluates higher education institutions and is
dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through accreditation via peer
IUP has been
accredited by the commission since 1941. Accreditation review takes place every
10 years, and IUP will be reviewed in 2015.
The open forum
is part of the multi-year planning process for accreditation review, and
includes an intensive self-study.
Delbrugge and Dr. Hilliary Creely are co-chairs of IUP’s Steering Committee for
The Self Study
Design Plan is IUP’s roadmap for its comprehensive accreditation review taking
place during the next two years. The Self Study outlines the major research
questions the IUP community will ask in order to assess how well the university
is achieving the 14 Middle States Standards of Excellence.
The Self Study
Design Plan was developed in the fall 2013 through an inclusive and
collaborative process involving the IUP Middle States steering committee and seven
subcommittees, which include more than 180 IUP faculty, staff, administrators
To learn more
about IUP’s decennial Middle States Commission on Higher Education
accreditation process, please visit IUP’s Middle States Accreditation at