May 4, 2001

Reaccreditation Team Meets with Cornellians

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A reaccreditation evaluation team made its on-site campus visit this week, arriving on Sunday and leaving on Wednesday.

Nannerl O. Keohand, president of Duke University, led the evaluation team, which met with a wide variety of people on campus, including deans, executive staff, trustees, faculty, students and staff.

The decennial evaluation is required of all federally-funded higher education institutions under the jurisdiction of the Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education (MSA/CHE).

Cornell used to the opportunity to gather careful review and input from members of the campus community, by writing an extensive self-study document that addressed a broad range of issues, including undergraduate and distance learning.

The evaluation team expects to forward a draft report on its recommendations to President Rawlings by the middle of this month, for comment from the administration. The report should be finalized by mid-June, and in February 2002, the MSA/CHE board will take final action on the evaluating team’s recommendation regrading Cornell’s ongoing reaccreditation.

— Jennifer A. Roberts

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