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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Middle States Accreditation


  • 2013

    Discussion with the President regarding the Self-Study process.

    Two campus members attend the Self-Study Institute.

    Appointment of Chair, co-chairs and members of the Middle States Steering Committee discussed.

    Committee format and support structures selected.

  • Spring 2014

    Planning discussions commence.

    Members of the Steering Committee selected.

    Decision made to undertake a Comprehensive Self-Study.

    Chair and Co-Chairs selected.

    Standards of Excellence divided between six Work Groups and Work Group chairs, co-chairs, and members appointed.

    Numerous presentations and discussions to engage campus stakeholders.

  • Spring 2014 - Continued

    Work Group Charges prepared.

    Institutional information and data sets identified.

    Self-Study design completed and submitted.

    March 17, 2014 Retreat scheduled for Middle States Steering Committee, Executive Bridge Committee.

    March 31, 2014 Town Meeting scheduled. Middle States website goes live.

    April 9, 2014 scheduled visit by Middle States liaison to discuss Self-Study design proposal and meet with key individuals and groups.

  • Spring, Summer & Fall 2014

    Work groups examine MSCHE standards and begin research in response to questions.

    Work groups hold regular Meetings with MSSC; submit rounds of Work Group Reports.

    MSSC Monthly Meetings to analyze findings.

    Middle State Commission selects Chair of the evaluation team.

    Chair of the evaluation team and Downstate agree upon dates for the team visit and Chair's preliminary visit.

  • Spring and Summer 2015

    Draft Self-Study completed and distributed for comments.

    Fall 2015

    Draft Self-Study posted on web for campus review.

    Draft Self-Study sent to Evaluation Team Chair.

    Downstate prepares Final Draft of Self-Study document.

    President and Downstate's SUNY Council review Final Draft of Self-Study report.

    Community Feedback, Focus Groups, Town Meetings.

    Evaluation Team Chairman's Preliminary Visit.

  • Spring 2016

    Final Self-Study distributed to Site-Visit Team and MSCHE.

    June 2016

    Evaluation Site-Team visit.

    Scheduled Evaluation Team report to Downstate.

    Downstate response to MSCHE.

    November 2016

    Middle States Commission Action.

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