Valarie Avalone, Director of Planning, acted as a reviewer and served on the Middle States Commission of Higher Education’s Committee on Periodic Review Reports in Philadelphia on October 19.
The Committee on Periodic Review Reports is an ad hoc committee charged with reviewing a comprehensive report submitted by each institution five years after its decennial review and visit. Institutions submit their reports in June. Reviewers conduct analyses and provide recommendations for accrediting action to the Commission. Recommendations can range from acceptance of the report and reaffirmation of accreditation to the extreme of issuing a show of cause order. After thorough review of the materials, the committee convenes in the fall to decide whether each institution should be placed on the agenda for consent or discussion by the Commission.
Heze Simmons, CFO and Vice President