Characteristics of Excellence Handbook
Characteristics of Excellence is designed as a guide for those institutions considering application for membership, those accepted as candidate institutions, and those accredited institutions engaged in self-review and peer evaluation.
Available in PDF format.
Designs for Excellence
The purpose of this handbook is to provide a description and explanation of the self-study process within the context of the overall cycle of institutional accreditation. Designs is intended primarily as a reference guide for the members and chairs of self-study steering committees at Middle States colleges and universities.
Creating Meaningful and Analytical Charge Questions to Guide Self-Study
This publication provides detailed questions for institutions to consider as they address selected standards for accreditation during the self-study process.
Conducting and Hosting an Evaluation Visit
This publication serves as a manual for team Chairs, for evaluators on visiting teams, and for institutions being evaluated after the decennial self-study report is submitted.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
The Commission on Higher Education is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region. It examines the institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within the institution.