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)
A manual for institutions preparing their interim reports in the fifth year after decennial reaccreditation and for PRR reviewers. This new edition of the PRR Handbook will apply to ALL institutions that are scheduled to submit their PRR as of June 1, 2012.

1-20 copies = $3.00 ea.
21 or more copies = $2.50 ea.

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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.

1-5 copies = $12.50 ea.
6-10 copies = $12.00 ea.
11-30 copies = $11.50 ea.
31 or more copies = $10.50 ea.

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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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