Final IUP Middle States Self Study Now Available

Posted on 12/14/2015 8:52:26 AM

The final version of the IUP Self Study, which will be submitted to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), is now available for download as an Adobe pdf on the IUP Middle States website. The document has been approved by the Steering Committee and endorsed by IUP’s administration and the Council of Trustees.

IUP’s Self Study document was developed over a two-year period, with research being conducted by seven subcommittees comprising over 175 members of the campus community. The document itself was written by Distinguished University Professor Ben Rafoth and edited by the Steering Committee. In October 2015, the public as well as IUP’s Visiting Team Chair Katherine Conway-Turner were provided a draft copy of the IUP Self Study to review and provide feedback. This feedback was provided to the Steering Committee, which revised the document into the final version to be submitted to MSCHE.

IUP’s next step in the reaffirmation of accreditation process is to submit the IUP Self Study to MSCHE and our Site Visit Team. IUP’s Site Visit Team will visit campus April 10–13 to review information regarding the Self Study and make a recommendation to MSCHE regarding IUP’s accreditation status.

For more information on IUP’s Middle States reaffirmation of accreditation, please contact Steering Committee cochairs Laura Delbrugge ( or Hilliary Creely (