Submit Feedback on Draft Accreditation Report

July 9, 2012

Dear Colleagues:  

The Office of the Provost invites your review and comments on a draft of a Supplemental Information Report that UMUC has prepared for submission to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). (Note: The link to the report is at the top of the right column on this page; the supporting documentation is beneath it.)  

As announced by Acting President Javier Miyares in his Town Hall meeting in April of this year, UMUC requested that MSCHE reaffirm our accreditation in light of the questions related to the departure of former President Aldridge this past spring. MSCHE has requested that UMUC submit a report by August 1, 2012, to document compliance with certain elements of MSCHE's standards on admissions (Standard 8) and academic quality (Standard 11).  

In reading the report, please be aware that the report is not expected to be a comprehensive overview of UMUC; rather, the report is expected to confine itself to the six elements listed on the cover page. 

Please review the report in this context. Please keep the report confidential; we ask that you do not share it outside the UMUC community of faculty and staff. 

Your comments on the report are welcome. Please send your suggestions and comments to UMUC-MSCHE@umuc.edu no later than Thursday July 12, 2012.  

Sincerely, 

Marie Cini
Acting Provost and Chief Academic Officer