Accreditation

There are two attitudes that I have seen administrators take to accreditation - it is an imposition from an outside agency trying to dictate policy and practices, or it is a quality improvement process developed by our peers to strengthen our institutions.  I am a strong believer that it is the latter and have engaged extensively in the process as evidenced by the experiences listed below.  I have extensive experience with university wide accreditors including the Higher Learning Commission, Middle States, and SACSCOC.  In addition:
  • As the Provost at both Radford and FHSU the Institutional Accreditation Liaison Officers were my direct reports
  • While Provost at Radford the following programs received successful reaccreditation – Chemistry (ACS), Occupational Therapy (ACOTE) and Business (AACSB).  I have extensive experience participating in the program specific exit interview process by teams from AACSB, CAEP, ACS, ACOTE, CAPTE, ABET and others.
  • Led the 2014 decennial self-study for Mercy College, co-chaired the learning assessment workgroup, and chaired the steering committee. 
  • Served as a member of the Middle States accreditation site teams on visits to Trinity Washington University in 2016, and to the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2012.
  • Served as the Accreditation Liaison Officer for Mercy College.
  • Served on numerous accreditation self study committees at Stony Brook and met with the site visit teams for business, engineering, education and institutional accreditation. I participated in writing sections of the 5 year interim Middle States accreditation report for Stony Brook.
  • When implementing the World's first online school of pharmacy I worked with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education to ensure the program would remain accredited.  ACPE sent teams twice a year for the first three years to monitor the development of this groundbreaking program.