Faculty Meeting on Accreditation

Posted on November 15, 2014

Meeting with the Middle States Accreditation Visiting Team Chair

The Institute is undergoing reaccreditation by its regional authority, Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), and we invite faculty to participate.  Accreditation is designed to assure academic quality and improvement through peer review. The chair of the accreditation visiting team, Dr. Lawrence Thompson, is visiting Pratt. The Senate has scheduled a meeting of faculty with Dr. Thompson to facilitate this important process. The meeting will be:

Friday, November 21
1:30 to 2:30
Alumni Reading Room, Library
Brooklyn Campus

In the next two to three months, the Senate will be reaching out to you for feedback on the draft MSCHE self-study report. Please note that the previously announced shut down of all active Senate listservs by the Administration is seriously impeding communications, including the ability to engage in open discussion. We’re taking steps to work around the restrictions but in the meantime, we apologize for any delays and glitches.

We invite and encourage all faculty to meet with Dr. Thompson next Friday.  Please let us know if you’re attending and feel free to contact us with questions.  jennylee@pratt.edu

Best wishes,

Jenny Lee, President
Academic Senate


A draft copy of Pratt Institute’s MSCHE self-study report is available at the Office of the Provost.

Pratt Accreditation Click here for information about the Institute’s state, regional and professional accreditation

Download MSCHE Self Study Plan, September 2013 (re-direct to Pratt portal, OneKey login required)

MSCHE Statement of Accreditation Status – Click here for Pratt Institute’s status 

Dr. Thompson is the President of Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Click here for Wiki entry.

MSCHE Publications on Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation
Includes Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education and Requirements of Affiliation (2011 and 2009 versions) and Becoming Accredited: Handbook for Applicants and Candidates for Accreditation (2009).