College of Staten Island Middle States Self-Study

    Starting in Spring 2020, CSI is launching its Middle States Self-Study, part of the college’s ongoing cycle of accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Self-Study is designed to engage the entire College community and will provide an opportunity for CSI to reflect carefully on how we are fulfilling our mission and goals in alignment with Middle States standards. Through this process, we hope to identify opportunities for improvement and innovation in the years ahead. 


    Self-Study Contacts 

    Self-Study Steering Committee Co-Chairs: 

    • Dr. Christopher Miller, Professor, Department of English
    • Dr. Margaret-Ellen (Mel) Pipe, Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness

    Self-Study Coordinator: 

    • Dr. Tara Mastrorilli, Director, Institutional Research



    Dates Activity/Task
    Oct - Dec 2019
    • Attend Self-Study Institute
    • Develop action plan to begin Self-Study
    Jan 2020 - March 2020
    • Identify co-chairs, Steering Committee, and Working Groups
    • Steering Committee writes self-study design
    March 24, 2020
    • Middle States Liaison site visit
    June 2020
    • Revise Self-Study Design and submit final version
    July -  Aug 2020
    • Prepare documents for working groups
    Aug - Dec 2020
    • Working Groups gather and analyze data; write drafts of their sections; submit progress to Steering Committee
    Jan 2021
    • Compile sections of Self-Study into one document
    Feb 2021
    • Share Self-Study Document with College community
    Feb - April 2021
    • Finalize Self-Study Document, with feedback from College community
    May 31, 2021
    • Final Self-Study Document due
    Sept - Nov 2021
    • Middle States Team Chair Preliminary Visit
    Dec 2021 - Jan 2022
    • Revise Self-Study Document based on feedback from Middle States Team Chair 
    •  Share final Self-Study Document with the College community
    Feb - May 2022
    • Submit final Self-Study Document and Evidence to Middle States
    • Middle States Evaluation Team Visit
    June or Nov 2022
    • MSCHE meets