Statement of Accreditation Status

Cazenovia College

  • CEO: Dr. Ronald Chesbrough, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. David Bergh
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Cazenovia Junior College
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1961
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2013
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2027

Contact Information

22 Sullivan Street
Cazenovia, NY 13035

(800) 654-3210

www.cazenovia.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission’s request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • March 5, 2020
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Master’s degree program (Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling) within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • August 27, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Postsecondary Certificate (< 1 year) in Law Enforcement within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • April 16, 2018
    Staff acted on behalf of the commission to request that, in lieu of the request of November 20, 2014 related to the 2018 Periodic Review Report and in conjunction with the 2019 Annual Institution Update, the institution provide further evidence of (1) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement and (2) demonstrated and documented use of assessment results to improve educational effectiveness (Standard V Education Effectiveness Assessment, formerly Standard 14). The next self-study evaluation is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • January 4, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online post-secondary certificate in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling (>=1 year, <= 2 years) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of November 20, 2014 regarding the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2018.
  • January 4, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the new credential level in post-secondary certificate in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling (>=1 year, <= 2 years) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of November 20, 2014 regarding the Periodic Review Report due June 1, 2018.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report. To request that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2018, document further progress in the implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process to assess the achievement of institutional and student learning outcomes, using direct measures and including evidence that assessment results are being used for the improvement of teaching and learning (Standard 14).
  • September 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional location at Erie Community College, 6205 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221. To remove this additional location from the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due October 1, 2014, documenting evidence of (1) strategies to assess the efficient utilization of institutional resources in support of the institution's mission and goals, and steps taken to improve the institution's short- and long-term financial viability (Standard 3); (2) the use of assessment results to improve programs, services, planning and resource allocation (Standard 7); (3) the implementation of a comprehensive enrollment management plan with linkages to decision-making and budgeting (Standard 8); and (4) the use of direct measures to document the attainment of student learning goals at the institutional, program and course levels (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • June 27, 2013
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2014, documenting evidence of (1) strategies to assess the efficient utilization of institutional resources in support of the institution's mission and goals, and steps taken to improve the institution's short- and long-term financial viability (Standard 3); (2) the use of assessment results to improve programs, services, planning and resource allocation (Standard 7); (3) the implementation of a comprehensive enrollment management plan with linkages to decision-making and budgeting (Standard 8); and (4) the use of direct measures to document the attainment of student learning goals at the institutional, program and course levels (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • January 2, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Herkimer County Community College, 100 Reservoir Road, Herkimer NY 13350, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. The Commission notes that approval extends for one calendar year from the date of this action. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within this time frame, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • January 3, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional locations at (1) Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica NY 13501 and (2) Onondaga Community College, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse NY 13215. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • May 27, 2011
    To recognize the institution's decision not to open the additional location at Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin Street, Auburn, NY 13021.
  • March 3, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Erie Community College North Campus, 6205 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221-7095 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. 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 2012-2013.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Law Enforcement
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Additional Location
    Cayuga Community College
    197 Franklin Street
    Auburn, NY 13021
  • Additional Location
    Clinton Community College
    136 Clinton Point Drive
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901-9573
  • Additional Location
    Henninger High School
    600 Robinson Street
    Syracuse, NY 13206
  • Additional Location
    Herkimer County Community College
    100 Reservoir Road
    Herkimer, NY 13350
    Opened: 09/02/2013
  • Additional Location
    Hudson Valley Community College
    80 Vandenburgh Avenue
    Troy, NY 12180
  • Additional Location
    Nottingham High School
    3100 East Genesee Street
    Syracuse, NY 13224
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cicero North Syracuse High School
    6002 NY-31
    Cicero, NY 13039
  • Other Instructional Site
    Fayetteville Manlius High School
    8201 E Seneca Turnpike
    Manlius, NY 13104
  • Other Instructional Site
    Finger Lakes Community College
    3325 Marvin Sands Dr.
    Canandaigua, NY 14424
  • Other Instructional Site
    NYSUT Regional Office
    150 Vanderbuilt Parkway
    Hauppauge, NY 11788
  • Other Instructional Site
    Schenectady County Community College
    78 Washington Avenue
    Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Other Instructional Site
    Variety Child Learning Center
    47 Humphrey Drive
    Syosset, NY 11791
  • Other Instructional Site
    West Genesee High School
    5201 West Genesee Street
    Fairmount, NY 13031

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