STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
200 Prospect Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2999
Phone: (570) 422-3545; Fax: (570) 422-3478
www.esu.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., President
System: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Central Office
Mr. Frank Brogan, Chancellor
Dixon University Center
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: (717) 720-4000; Fax: (717) 720-4011
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 6167 Undergraduate; 661 Graduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-State Systems- Unit of PA System of Higher Education
Carnegie Classification: Master's - Larger Programs
Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years) (Sport Performance Coaching), Associate's, Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma (Advanced Sport Performance Coaching and Public Health), Master's;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology ; Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP); Council on Education for Public Health
Other Accreditors: Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE); American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB); Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. (ABET); Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA); National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA); Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation and Tourism (COAPRT); Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: 701 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA; Lehigh Valley Center, Bethlehem, PA
Other Instructional Sites: None
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1950
Last Reaffirmed: November 15, 2012

Most Recent Commission Action:
January 4, 2016: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the post-baccalaureate certificates in Advanced Sport Performance Coaching and Public Health within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
January 4, 2016: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the post-secondary certificate in Sport Performance Coaching (=> 1 year, < 2 years) within the scope of the institution's accreditation.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
November 15, 2012: To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2013, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning, in all programs including general education, with evidence that assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning and to inform planning and resource allocation (Standards 2, 12 and 14). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
March 7, 2013: To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the following additional location within the scope of the institution's accreditation: 60 West Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA, 18018. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due September 1, 2013, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning, in all programs including general education, with evidence that assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning and to inform planning and resource allocation (Standards 2, 12 and 14). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
November 21, 2013: To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2014, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning, in all programs including general education, with evidence that assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning and to inform planning and resource allocation (Standards 12 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
November 20, 2014: To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2016 - 2017

Next Periodic Review Report: 2022

Date Printed: April 29, 2016

DEFINITIONS

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 - Fully Approved, Approved (one program approved) or Not Approved indicates whether or not the institution has been approved to offer diploma/certificate/degree programs via distance education (programs for which students could meet 50% or more of the requirements of the program by taking distance education courses). Per the Commission's Substantive Change policy, Commission approval of the first two Distance Education programs is required to be "Fully Approved." If only one program is approved by the Commission, the specific name of the program will be listed in parentheses after "Approved."

Commission actions are explained in the policy Accreditation Actions.