Completed every ten years, reaccreditation is a rigorous process in which the University prepares an in-depth campus-wide Self-Study Report, typically focused on one aspect of campus life, which is then submitted to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It is followed by a visit from a team of distinguished leaders and specialists from peer universities, which submits its own report, and then final recommendations from the MSCHE.
The current Self-Study Report describes how the mission and goals of the Penn Compact guide institutional assessment and undergraduate education at Penn. It also describes the processes by which Penn assesses undergraduate education, especially student learning, in its four undergraduate schools and in the other educational programs offered to undergraduates.
The draft Report can be read, in full or in individual chapters, at the links below and to the left. The final Report will be submitted to the MSCHE in January 2014.
On our secure online feedback form, we welcome comments and suggestions, from all members of the Penn community, until December 20, 2013.