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Middle States

MSCHE Engagement

Lehman's institutional Self-Study process began in Fall 2015 when the Co-Chairs of the Steering Committee began conducting workshops on methods for improving campus processes and resource allocation with constituents from the entire community. Additional workshops on Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Standards and the Self-Study process were held with each division and School. Important campus forums were used to highlight the Self-Study as an opportunity for campus renewal. By Fall 2016, the Steering Committee and all Working Groups had been charged, and meetings to discuss design and model of the Self-Study and Working Group goals had taken place. Members of the Steering Committee and Working Group leadership had attended multiple Town Halls meetings and the MSCHE Annual Conference. Together, these groups produced a draft Self-Study. Due in part to personnel transitions, in Summer 2018 President Cruz added more faculty members to the 30-member Steering Committee to better represent the campus. He also appointed a five-person Executive Committee to guide this body. The Self-Study received endorsement from the Steering Committee on January 22, 2019, and the College Senate on February 6, 2019.