Middle States 2020 Reaccreditation

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Middle States 2020 Reaccreditation

MSCHE 2020 Self-Study Reaccreditation

NJCU's site visit for reaccreditation was conducted virtually from October 18 through October 21.  In March 2021, Commission reaffirmed NJCU's accreditation.  The Statement of Accreditation Status is available on the MSCHE website.

For reference, the following documents are provided to the community: Self-Study and addendum.

Accredited institutions are those that demonstrate compliance with a set of standards articulated by regional accrediting associations. Accreditation is voluntary, but is required for an institution’s students to be eligible to receive financial aid.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) accredits institutions in New Jersey. The MSCHE Standards are related to:

  • Mission and Goals
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience
  • Support of the Student Experience
  • Educational Effectiveness
  • Assessment Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement
  • Governance, Leadership and Administration

Accreditation is affirmed and maintained through self-assessment and peer review. The accreditation cycle is eight years and includes: Self-Study, Annual Updates, and Mid-Point Review.

  • The Self-Study preparation is an intensive process that culminates in a visit from MSCHE reviewers. NJCU’s visit will be in the Spring of 2020. NJCU’s goals for the Self-Study include:
  • Engaging the University community in an inclusive and transparent process of reflection, assessment, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrating compliance with the MSCHE Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation.
  • Reviewing current approaches to continuous improvement and establishing a framework for enhancing practices.
  • Establishing a set of suggestions/recommendations to serve as a foundation for informing the University’s planning processes.

 Please email msche2020@njcu.edu with questions.

MSCHE Fact Sheet

MSCHE Supplemental Information Report (August 25, 2022)


MSCHE Supplemental Information Report (August 25, 2022)

MSCHE 2020 Team

* Denotes Working Group leaders

  • Bailey, Jodi*, Associate Vice President, Student Affairs
  • De Fina, Allan*, Professor, Literacy Education
  • Dilks, Kathy, Alumna
  • Garcia, Venessa, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
  • Matos, Tracy, Gothic Card Coordinator, Procurement
  • Montgomery, Bill, Professor, Earth and Environmental Science
  • Scardaville, Debra, Professor, Nursing
  • Smith, Fred, Director, Library
  • Rosen, Michelle*, Associate Professor, Literacy Education
  • Sutton, Lourdes*, Associate Dean, COE
  • Bendaoud, Meriem, Assistant Professor, Biology
  • Gibson, Queen, Advisor/Transfer Specialist, SoB Dean
  • Mayell, Rick, Assistant Professor, Finance
  • Melendez, Virginia, Executive Coordinator to President, President
  • O’Connor, Scott, Assistant Professor, Philosophy
  • Reyes, Tatiana, Professional Services Specialist, COE Dean
  • Aydin, Nurdan*, Associate Provost, Provost
  • Lee, EunSu*, Assistant Professor, Management
  • Fausty, Josh, Professor, English
  • Fisher, Scott, Assistant Professor, Security Studies
  • Martinek, Jason, Interim Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Mokashi, Amit, Assistant Professor, Management
  • Prosen, Ethan, Associate Professor, Biology
  • Saiboo, Navin, Registrar, Registrar
  • Sutton, Matt, Tutoring Coordinator, OSP
  • Melendez, John*, Professor, Educational Leadership
  • Rohdin, Ben*, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management
  • Aska, Aaron, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Operations and Innovation
  • Abdalla, Sherifa, Program Assistant, Provost Office
  • Blicharz, John, Director, Hub
  • Gallagher, Abisola, Director, Counseling and Wellness
  • Lin, Dennis (Yung-Wei), Assistant Professor, Counseling
  • Magliulo, Sabrina, Director, OSP
  • Scanniello, Anna, Administrative Assistant, Fire Science
  • Branchizio, Denise*, Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • Swider, Cheryl*, Assessment, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Agaskar, Vai, Assistant Professor, Counseling
  • Casais, Isabel, Executive Assistant, Business
  • Ortiz, Ruth, Assessment/ Accreditation Specialist, Business
  • Rivera, Chantell, Assistant Director, Residence Life
  • Ruggiero, Jeanne, Associate Professor, Nursing
  • Schieffler, Danny, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
  • Grew, John*, Professor, Biology
  • Tavares, Rosemary*, Controller, Finance
  • Andha, Arisha, Student, SGA
  • Espino, Maria, Executive Assistant/Project Manager, Finance
  • Kim, Bumjung, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • McClary, Debra, Assistant to the Dean, Business
  • Morales, Luis, Budget Officer & Risk Manager, Finance
  • Rutledge, Wanda, Interim Assistant Dean, Business
  • Serpico, Denise, Professional Services Specialist, Wall
  • Sunda, Paul, Associate Vice President Business Services, Operations and Innovation
  • Wang, Zhimin, Associate Professor, Finance
  • White, William, Human Resources Associate, Human Resources
  • De Veyga, Guillermo*, Chief of Staff, President
  • Moskowitz, Joe*, Professor, Political Science
  • Carroll, Reed, Associate Professor, Biology
  • Castillo-Bongon, Helen, Program Assistant, Mathematics
  • Haouari, Hanae, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • Kroll, Jason, Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Advancement
  • Pelissier, Farah, Counselor, OSP
  • Piscopo, Donna, Administrative Assistant, Senate
  • Shamburg, Chris, Senate President, Professor, Senate, Educational Technology
  • Amerman, Tracy, Professor, Educational Technology
  • Gerber, Sue, Associate Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Moran, Fran, Professor, Political Science