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Middle States: A Refresher

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What is Pace’s mission? Can you describe Middle States? You might be asked these and other questions when accreditors visit your campus starting Sunday, March 31. Prepare for this very important process by reviewing our tip sheet.

Middle States: A Refresher 

The Middle States Self-Study is a two-year process begun in Fall 2016 that culminates in a visit by a team of peer reviewers from Sunday, March 31–Wednesday, April 3. The peer reviewers will be engaging the entire Pace Community during their visit. This is an important opportunity to engage in a comprehensive self-assessment of how effectively Pace implements its mission and vision, evaluate our assessment practices, and review our compliance with federal and state regulations.

The Visit

During the visit, team members will ask to meet with members of the Pace Community. Open forums for faculty, students, and staff will be held on Monday, April 1, and Tuesday, April 2.

How Can You Best Prepare? 

To prepare for the visit, download and read the Self-Study. It is the story of Pace and all the great work we do here, and how we can continue to improve. Log in with your Pace credentials to get your copy, see the members of the evaluating team, and check out the FAQs.

For further preparation, we encourage you to watch the Middle States Self-Study video. By the end of the video, we invite you to consider, and be able to answer, the following questions: 

  • >> What is Pace’s mission? 
  • >> How is the spirit of Pace’s mission reflected in what you do?
  • >> In what ways does Pace support your success?
  • >> What is Pace doing to assure a campus environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and increasingly diverse? 
  • >> How do you describe the institution to prospective students?
  • >> What is the most significant change since you have been here?
  • >> If someone gave Pace $1 million, how would you recommend it be spent? 
  • >> What do you know about Middle States Accreditation? 

We asked some members of the Pace Community these questions to help them prepare and here's what they had to say: Middle States Q&A

Questions? For additional information regarding Middle States, please visit their website.

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