UPDATE: After this post was posted on April 4, 2017, the Academy finally updated the reaccreditation page on its website to provide the following information:
- March 29-31, 2017- MSCHE Evaluation Team Visited USMMA
- March 1, 2017 – USMMA submitted its Monitoring Report to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education on time.
That’s it. Still no indication to the stakeholders as to the progress made towards achieving compliance with the MSCHE requirements. Look at the eight bullet points at the end of our original post (below). The Academy has only answered one of the eight. So no, it still doesn’t qualify as an update. And the update counter will continue to count from June 30, 2016.
282 days (as of April 8, 2017) and still waiting.
The Academy’s home page was updated over the last day or so to include the following link:
So the Academy has finally decided to confirm what KPS confirmed for you on March 27, 2017.
Unfortunately, the link still takes you to the June 30, 2016 update, so there is no further “update” provided by the Academy.
Here’s the metric by which a real update should be measured, as we indicated the day after the monitoring report was due:
- Was a report submitted on time?
- Did it address all of the MSCHE requirements?
- Does the Academy believe that as of March 1, 2017 it has met even one of the requirements?
- What steps is the Academy taking to address the MSCHE requirements?
- What more needs to be done?
- What personnel are assigned to the effort?
- Do those personnel have the resources (including time) that they need to succeed?
- Who is in charge of the effort?
Until we get a real update — with real information — the “MSCHE Update countdown” on this web page will continue to count up from June 30, 2016. At the time this is posted, that makes it 278 days.