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State System, APSCUF Reach Tentative Agreement, Strike Ends

Late Friday afternoon, we received an announcement that the strike between the faculty union (APSCUF) and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has been settled. Faculty members will return to work effective midnight tonight. For students that have regularly scheduled classes this weekend, report as scheduled. All other students should follow their class schedules starting Monday, October 24.

Periodic Review Report

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Periodic Review Report

The Periodic Review Report (PRR), due five years after the decennial self-study and reaffirmation of accreditation, is a retrospective, current, and prospective analysis of the institution. As an essential phase of the accreditation cycle, the PRR should demonstrate that the institution meets the standards by which the Commission reaffirms or denies accredited status.

Objectives of PRR

  1. To assess the impact of significant major developments, changes, or challenges subsequent to the last evaluation
  2. To assess ESU's response to recommendations resulting from the previous Middle States evaluation
  3. To review ESU's enrollment trends, financial status, and enrollment and financial projections
  4. To determine the current status of the implementation of processes for the assessment of institutional effectiveness and the assessment of student learning outcomes (Accreditation Standards 7 and 14)
  5. To assess the extent to which linked institutional planning and budgeting processes are in place

Reaffirm Accreditation Letter (November 16, 2012)
Response to PRR Readers' Review
PRR Readers' Review
ESU PRR Narrative May 2012
ESU PRR Appendices May 2012
ESU PRR Committee Members
ESU PRR Timeline
MSCHE Handbook for PRR