To the MCNY Community,
Metropolitan College of New York is preparing for its reaffirmation of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) accreditation. This accreditation affirms the quality of education provided and validates the College’s performance and mission. In addition, without accreditation, institutions of higher education cannot offer federal financial aid and grants.
Colleges and universities apply for accreditation and, once accredited, must adhere to the standards of quality and integrity set forth by their accrediting agency. There are six regional agencies of accreditation, and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (“Middle States”) is responsible for higher education institutions in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
The MSCHE requires every member institution preparing for reaccreditation to undertake an intensive Self-Study, followed by Peer Review. The goal of the Self-Study is to determine whether we are in compliance with MSCHE standards, to evaluate how the College fulfills its mission and values, and to determine how we can improve the educational experience of our students. The Self-Study was an opportunity to improve areas of the College that may be challenging. Several College stakeholders, including faculty, administers, staff, students, and trustees shared ideas about what areas worked well at the College and what areas needed improvement. Under the direction of the Coordinating Committee, the 8 Working Groups prepared the Self-Study report that will collectively address the 7 MSCHE Standards of Excellence.
On October 1, 2018, our Middle States Commission Team chair comes to the College for the day to assess our preparation, ascertain have we met the requirements of affiliation and to convene short meetings with several constituents, including faculty and students. The chair and the full team arrive in February 2019 for an intense 3-day evaluation. We have collected data and evidence from many constituents during this process. If you have any comments or questions regarding the process and proceedings, please email me, Dr. Tilokie Depoo (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Chief Academic Officer. We welcome any comments that will enrich the educational experience of our students. You will be kept informed about the proceedings along the way.
About Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY)
Audrey Cohen, an educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455. For more information on MCNY, visit mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.