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Institutional Accreditation:

New Jersey City University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Monitoring Report: Due October 2017

In 2015, NJCU submitted its Periodic Review Report. The Commission has re-affirmed accreditation. The University will submit a Monitoring Report by October 1, 2017. The language from the MSCHE action is: "To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2017, documenting further development and implementation of (1) a documented, organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve the total range of programs and services and achievement of institutional mission, goals, and plans (Standard 7); (2) the assessment of the effectiveness of the new general education curriculum (Standard 12); (3) a plan for assessing student learning and evidence that such assessment results are utilized for curricular improvement in general education (Standard 12); and (4) evidence that student learning assessment information is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents and is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14)."

A university-wide effort will address this requirement, and will make use of existing entities such as theGeneral Education committee, the Program Assessment Coordinating Committee, Senior LeadershipTeam, Divisional Director Committees, and Cabinet.

Self-Study (Due 2019-2020) & The MSCHE Exchange Series:

In 2014, the MSCHE Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation were revised. Theaccreditation process was also revised. Key changes to the process include:

  • Annual institutional updates (AIUs) reporting on student outcomes and financial health
  • Change to an eight year cycle
  • Replacement of the Periodic Review Report with trend review of previous AIUs
  • Inclusion of an electronic document room for self-study, reviewed prior to the site visit
  • Ability to focus the self-study narrative on continuous improvement initiatives

We will begin our self-study process in the 2017-2018 academic year. To familiarize the campus with the revisions to the standards and process, in Spring 2017 we established the MSCHE Exchange Series, during which time we reviewed each of the seven standards in the context of our mission, and discussed evidence of compliance and areas of opportunity. Summaries of the sessionsare available at the MSCHE Exchange Series Page.

Programmatic Accreditation/Recognition:

The Art Department at New Jersey City University is accredited by the National Associationof Schools ofArt and Design (NASAD). NASAD is has been designated by the United States Department of Educationas the agency responsible for the accreditation throughout the United States of freestandinginstitutions, and units offering art/design and art/design-related programs (both degree- and non-degree-granting), including those offered via distance education. The department’s most recent self-study site visit was in October 2016.

The Business programs in the School of Business at New Jersey City University are accredited by theAccreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education.The Department completed its self-study in 2012. Information from the 2017 reporting includes:

The Counseling programs, housed within the College of Education at New Jersey City University, are accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), recognized by the Council of Higher Education (CHEA). Initial accreditation was received in 2014.

The Media Arts Department at New Jersey City University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the agency responsible for the accreditation of all art and design curricula. The department’s most recent self-studysite visit was in October 2016.

The Music, Dance, and Theatre Department at New Jersey City University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the agency responsible for the accreditation of all music curricula. The department’s most recent self-study site visit was in November 2016.

The program in School Psychology at New Jersey City University is approved by the National Associationof School Psychologists (NASP).  The School Psychology program is also recognized by the International School Psychology Association (ISPA).

The Teacher Education Instructional Certificate Program and the Educational Leadership/AdministrationCertificate Program at New Jersey City University are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and by the U.S. Department of Education. These programs are housed in the College of Education.

 

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