Middle States Commission on Higher Education







Publications

Manuals on Accreditation Protocols

Becoming Accredited: Handbook for Applicants and Candidates for Accreditation
To be used by institutions applying for Candidate for Accreditation status. Includes hyperlinks within the Handbook and to external resources.

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Handbook for Periodic Review Reports (12th Edition, 2011)
The PRR Handbook is available in electronic form only. However, the Periodic Review Report will no longer be required by the Commission, beginning with the 2017-18 academic year. The PRR is being replaced by the new Mid-Point Peer Review.

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Self-Study: Creating a Useful Process & Report (Revised 2012)
This version of the manual was updated in 2012 and is being used by institutions preparing for the self-study and peer review processes addressing the Characteristics of Excellence through Spring 2017.

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Self-Study: Creating a Useful Process and Report (2017-18)
This version of the Commission's Self-Study Handbook is only for use by institutions addressing the 2014 Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation for evaluation visits in 2017-18. Available online only.

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Self-Study: Creating a Useful Process and Report (2018-19)
This version of the Commission's Self-Study Handbook is only for use by institutions addressing the 2014 Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation for evaluation visits in 2018-19. Available online only.

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Team Visits: Conducting and Hosting An Evaluation Visit, Second Edition (2013)
This edition of Team Visits includes information for member institutions with visits through 2017.

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Team Visits: Conducting and Hosting An Evaluation Visit, Third Edition (2016)
This newly revised edition is for institutions participating in the Commission's Collaborative Implementation Project and for institutions with visits in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. Available online only.

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