BU granted full CCNE accreditation
BLOOMSBURG - Bloomsburg University's bachelor's and master's programs in nursing recently received full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education's Board of Commissioners. The accreditations are effective as of Oct. 18, 2011, the first day of the program's on-site evaluation, and run through fall 2021.
According to Michelle Ficca, chair of BU's nursing department, the CCNE evaluation team found BU's nursing program to be in full compliance with all four accreditation standards. The standards, based on program quality and effectiveness, are mission and governance; institutional commitment and resources; curriculum and teaching-learning practices; and student and faculty outcomes
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing created CCNE, an autonomous accrediting organization, in 1996. CCNE is the only agency dedicated to the accreditation of bachelor's and graduate-degree nursing education programs.
Mansfield University receives Middle States Accreditation
MANSFIELD - Mansfield University has been re-accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
The accreditation applies to all areas of the university, from the classroom to academic support to student activities and residential life. Self-study evaluations are conducted every 10 years.
Committees composed of more than 70 faculty, staff, students and administrators worked for more than two years preparing a 115-page self-study report in advance of a three-day visit from a Middle States evaluation team in March.
In making the announcement, Interim President Allan Golden said, "These are exciting and productive times for Mansfield University, and the Commission's letter of accreditation is affirmation of this."
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations and resources. The commission is dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through accreditation via peer evaluation.
Middle States accreditation instills public confidence in institutional mission, goals, performance and resources through its rigorous accreditation standards and their enforcement.
Penn College's Accreditation reaffirmed by Middle States
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has reaffirmed accreditation for Pennsylvania College of Technology and commended the college for the quality of its 2012 Self-Study process.
Penn College, a special mission affiliate of Penn State University, received notice that its accreditation was reaffirmed at a commission session held June 28.
Every 10 years, colleges and universities must reapply for Middle States accreditation. The decennial evaluation includes an extensive Self-Study and a visit by a team of external evaluators who read the college's Self-Study report; examine documents and other information that serve as evidence that the college meets the standards (14 "Characteristics of Excellence"); speak to students, faculty, staff and administrators; and make a recommendation about whether to reaccredit.
Penn College has held Middle States accreditation since 1970. The next Self-Study Evaluation is not due until 2021-22.
"We are very pleased with the outcome, and I commend the Steering Committee and its co- chairs, Tom F. Gregory and Elizabeth L. Meyer, as well as Veronica M. Muzic and other college faculty and staff, for their hard work with this comprehensive effort," said Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour. "I am very proud of the high-quality education and training we provide for students, and I look for our continuous self-assessment and development as an institution."
An evaluation team representing the Middle States Commission on Higher Education visited Penn College April 15 to 18. The lone recommendation from the team was a request that the college's Periodic Review Report, due in June 2017, document further evidence that student learning assessment is used to improve teaching and learning.
Meyer and Gregory served as Steering Committee chairs for the college's Self-Study. Study groups and their chairs were: Mission, Planning and Resources, William J. Martin and Eugene M. McAvoy; Institutional Leadership, Gerri F. Luke and Lisette N. Ormsbee; Integrity and Faculty, Nancy A. Grausam, Daniel L. Brooks and Mary Jo Saxe; Instruction and Outcomes, Muzic and Kathleen V. McNaul; and Student Admissions and Support, Carolyn R. Strickland and Elliott Strickland Jr.