STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS
400 Jefferson Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Phone: (908) 852-1400; Fax: (908) 979-4288
|Chief Executive Officer:||Dr. Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite, President|
1891 Undergraduate; 685 Graduate
|Affiliation:||Religious - United Methodist Church|
|Carnegie Classification:||Master's - Medium Programs|
|Degrees Offered:||Associate's, Postsecondary Certificate (>= 2 years, < 4 years), Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Certificate, Master's, Post-Master's Certificate;|
|Distance Education Programs:||Yes|
|Accreditors Approved by U.S. Secretary of Education: Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee|
|Other Accreditors: Council on Social Work Education;International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education|
|Branch Campuses: None|
|Additional Locations: Allamuchy Elementary School, Allamuchy, NJ; CAPS, Parsippany, NJ; CAPS-Metropark, Edison, NJ; Fredon School, Newton, NJ; Greenwich Township School District, Stewartsville, NJ; Hunterdon Central Regional High School, Flemington, NJ; Jefferson School District, Hopatcong, NJ; Merriam Avenue School, Newton, NJ; Nixon Elementary School, Landing, NJ; North Dover Elementary School, Dover, NJ; Rockaway Township School District, Hibernia, NJ (ANYA); Verizon, Bridgewater, NJ; Verizon, Morristown, NJ; White Rock School, Oak Ridge, NJ|
|Other Instructional Sites: Califon Public School District, Califon, NJ; Hunterdon Central School District, Flemington, NJ; Morris Hills Regional School District, Morris Hills, NJ; Newton Public Schools, Newton, NJ; North Hunterdon / Voorhees H.S., Ananndale, NJ; North Hunterdon Regional, Annandale, NJ; Roxbury School District, Roxbury, NJ; Sparta Township, Sparta, NJ; Warren Hills School District, Washington, NJ; White Township Consolidated School District, Belvidere, NJ|
|Status: Member since 1932|
|Last Reaffirmed: November 18, 2010|
Most Recent Commission Action:
|October 28, 2013:||To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Rockaway Township School District, 16 School Road, Hibernia, NJ 07842 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.|
|October 28, 2013:||To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Jefferson School District, 31 Route 181, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation.|
Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
|November 18, 2010:||To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution on the quality of the report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.|
|January 3, 2011:||To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the additional location from CAPS-Metropark, 101 Wood Avenue South, 6th Floor, Iselin, NJ 08830, to CAPS-Metropark, 333 Thornall Street, 7th Floor, Edison, NJ 08837. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.|
|April 29, 2013:||To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the following additional locations: (1) British-Sino University, Xin Jie Kou Wei Street #19, Haidan District, China; (2) British-Sino University, Nanjing, China; (3) Cheung on Business College, Shenzhen, China; (4) Cheung on Business College, Huzhou, China; (5) Cheung on Business College, Zhengsou, China; (6) Cheung on Business College, Ningbo, China; (7) Shangdong University, Zibo, China; (8) Southern Yangtze University, Finance Research Institute, China; (9) Taipei, Taiwan; (10) Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; (11) Frito Lay, 85 Commerce Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873; (12) Frito Lay, 12 Gardner Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004 (Secaucus); (13) Frito Lay, 11 Campus Drive, Burlington, NJ 08016; (14) Merck and Company, 126 West Scott Avenue, Rahway, NJ 07065; (15) Pfizer, 192 Tabor Road, Morris Plains, NJ 07950; (16) Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis, 301 South Livingston Ave, 2nd Floor, Livingston, NJ 07039; (17) Academy Street School, 14 Academy Street, Dover, NJ 07801; (18) Belvidere High School, 809 Oxford Street, Belvidere, NJ 07823; (19) Matheny Medical and Educational Center, 65 Highland, Peapack, NJ 07977; (20) Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Road, Somerville, NJ 08876; (21) Selective Insurance, 40 Wantage Avenue, Branchville, NJ 07890; and (22) Sussex County Community College, One College Hill Road, Newton, NJ 07860 and to remove the locations from the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.|
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2014 - 2015
Next Periodic Review Report: 2020
Date Printed: December 11, 2013
Branch Campus - A location of an institution that is geographically apart and independent
of the main campus of the institution. The location is independent if the location: offers courses in
educational programs leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential; has its own
faculty and administrative or supervisory organization; and has its own budgetary and hiring authority.
Additional Location - A location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of an educational program. ANYA ("Approved but Not Yet Active") indicates that the location is included within the scope of accreditation but has not yet begun to offer courses. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have begun at this location.
Other Instructional Sites - A location, other than a branch campus or additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit.
Distance Education Programs - Yes or No indicates whether or not the institution has been approved to offer one or more degree or certificate/diploma programs for which students could meet 50% or more of their requirements by taking distance education courses.
EXPLANATION OF COMMISSION ACTIONS
An institution's accreditation continues unless it is explicitly suspended or removed. In addition to reviewing the institution's accreditation status at least every 5 years, actions are taken for substantive changes (such as a new degree or geographic site, or a change of ownership) or when other events occur that require review for continued compliance. Any type of report or visit required by the Commission is reviewed and voted on by the Commission after it is completed.
In increasing order of seriousness, a report by an institution to the Commission may be accepted, acknowledged, or rejected.
Levels of Actions:
Grant or Re-Affirm Accreditation without follow-up
Defer a decision on initial accreditation: The institution shows promise but the evaluation team has identified issues of concern and recommends that the institution be given a specified time period to address those concerns.
Postpone a decision on (reaffirmation of) accreditation: The Commission has determined that there is insufficient information to substantiate institutional compliance with one or more standards.
Continue accreditation: A delay of up to one year may be granted to ensure a current and accurate representation of the institution or in the event of circumstances beyond the institution’s control (natural disaster, U.S. State Department travel warnings, etc.)
Recommendations to be addressed in the next Periodic Review Report: Suggestions for improvement are given, but no follow-up is needed for compliance.
Supplemental Information Report: This is required when a decision is postponed and are intended only to allow the institution to provide further information, not to give the institution time to formulate plans or initiate remedial action.
Progress report: The Commission needs assurance that the institution is carrying out activities that were planned or were being implemented at the time of a report or on-site visit.
Monitoring report: There is a potential for the institution to become non-compliant with MSCHE standards; issues are more complex or more numerous; or issues require a substantive, detailed report. A visit may or may not be required.
Warning: The Commission acts to Warn an institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy when the institution is not in compliance with one or more Commission standards and a follow-up report, called a monitoring report, is required to demonstrate that the institution has made appropriate improvements to bring itself into compliance. Warning indicates that the Commission believes that, although the institution is out of compliance, the institution has the capacity to make appropriate improvements within a reasonable period of time and the institution has the capacity to sustain itself in the long term.
Probation: The Commission places an institution on Probation when, in the Commission’s judgment, the institution is not in compliance with one or more Commission standards and that the non-compliance is sufficiently serious, extensive, or acute that it raises concern about one or more of the following:
Probation is often, but need not always be, preceded by an action of Warning or Postponement. If the Commission had previously postponed a decision or placed the institution on Warning, the Commission may place the institution on Probation if it determines that the institution has failed to address satisfactorily the Commission’s concerns in the prior action of postponement or warning regarding compliance with Commission standards. This action is accompanied by a request for a monitoring report, and a special visit follows. Probation may, but need not always, precede an action of Show Cause.
Suspend accreditation: Accreditation has been Continued for one year and an appropriate evaluation is not possible. This is a procedural action that would result in Removal of Accreditation if accreditation cannot be reaffirmed within the period of suspension.
Show cause why the institution's accreditation should not be removed: The institution is required to present its case for accreditation by means of a substantive report and/or an on-site evaluation. A "Public Disclosure Statement" is issued by the Commission.
Remove accreditation. If the institution appeals this action, its accreditation remains in effect until the appeal is completed.
Other actions are described in the Commission policy, "Range of Commission Actions on Accreditation."