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Self-Study Institute (By Invitation Only)

November 5, 2018 - November 7, 2018

About the Institute
The Self-Study Institute is a two and a half day workshop, sponsored by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, for representatives from institutions within the Middle States region that are designing either their first or their decennial self-study in preparation for review in 2020-2021.

Institutions in the Middle States region that are scheduled for review in the 2020–2021 academic year are invited to send up to four representatives to the 2018 Self-Study Institute. The chair or co-chairs of an institution’s self-study steering committee should be among the representatives at the Institute. If that is not possible, institutions should send the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) and people who either will be self-study leaders at some level or will be the ones to identify the self-study leaders.

Preliminary Agenda & Schedule
The 2018 Self-Study Institute will focus on the use of the 2014 Standards for Accreditation in the self-study process, the initial planning stages of the self-study, and preparing for the prep visit. This year’s Self-Study Institute will feature participants from institutions who will share their self-study experiences with the revised Standards. During the Institute, there will be time for your representatives to meet with the MSCHE vice president who serves as liaison to your institution.

Monday, November 5, 2018

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration / Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sessions
12:00  – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 4:00 p.m. Sessions
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Reception

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sessions
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 4:00 p.m. Sessions
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Reception

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sessions
12:00 p.m. Adjourn


Study Materials
Materials will be provided to participants in advance of the Self-Study Institute.  In addition, participants should take the time to read and review the revised Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation booklet.  Presenters, facilitators, and participants will refer to this, along with other materials that will be made available at a later date.

Registration for the Institute is by invitation only. Each eligible institution is guaranteed up to four seats in the Institute. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

You must register on-line and use the registration code provided with the invitation materials. All payments must be by credit card. Checks and purchase orders cannot be accepted. The deadline for registration is October 8, 2018. You will receive advance reading materials prior to the Institute.

The fee for each representative from an institution is $690 per person, which includes presentations, discussions, materials, and meals. Travel and accommodations are the responsibility of participants. NOTE: No on-site registration available.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received no later than October 12, 2018, to qualify for a refund, less a $95.00 processing fee.

Registration is Now Closed


A room block has been reserved at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, 201 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Room rates at Hilton are $199 single or double, plus local taxes and fees. Reservations must be made before October 5, 2018. Reservations made after that date will be on a space-and rate-available basis.

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Questions? Email [email protected]


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Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
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