Role of Boards in Accreditation is Focus of NYCCT Presentation

 

Ms. Diana Bonner, Executive Assistant to the Vice Presidents, presents at the New York Community College Trustees 64th Annual Conference Trustees Shaping the Future on Sept. 22, 2018.

Ms. Diana Bonner, Executive Assistant to the Vice Presidents, Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

With a focus on the role of boards of trustees in the accreditation cycle, representatives from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) presented two sessions at the New York Community College Trustees (NYCCT) 64th Annual Conference Trustees Shaping the Future on Sept. 22, 2018, in Saratoga Springs.

The first session, Middle States Accreditation and the Role of the Board of Trustees, covered topics relating to regional accreditation in general, facts about MSCHE, the renewed accreditation model and cycle, and the ongoing work of accreditation, including monitoring activities and substantive changes. Accreditation: Supporting the Work of Your Institution was designed to engage second session participants in a more granular discussion of topics likely to be encountered when supporting self-study, preparing a report for the Commission, or considering a substantive change. Dr. Heather Perfetti, Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff, worked with Karen Ryan, Executive Director of the NYCCT, to plan the topics featured in the presentations. Dr. Perfetti was joined by Dr. Stephen Pugliese, Vice President Liaison, and Ms. Diana Bonner, Executive Assistant to the Vice Presidents, for both presentations.

Dr. Stephen Pugliese, Vice President Liaison, leads a session on board involvement in the accreditation process at the New York Community College Trustees 64th Annual Conference Trustees Shaping the Future on Sept. 22, 2018.

Dr. Stephen Pugliese, Vice President Liaison, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Participants included chairs of the boards of trustees, trustees, presidents, and chiefs of staff or executive assistants who support the work of the boards and represented the following community colleges: SUNY Adirondack, Cayuga Community College, Columbia-Greene Community College, Corning Community College, Erie Community College, Finger Lakes Community College, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Genesee Community College, Herkimer County Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, Mohawk Valley Community College, Monroe Community College, Niagara County Community College, North Country Community College, Onondaga Community College, Orange County Community College, Rockland Community College, Schenectady County Community College, Tompkins-Cortland Community College, SUNY Ulster, and Westchester Community College.