Middle States Self-study is Underway

Is Geneseo achieving its goals? What can the college community do to improve effectiveness in achieving these goals?

These two questions are guiding the 16 members of the college's Middle States steering committee as they organize a comprehensive self-study over the next two years. The assessment is part of the accreditation process by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Every 10 years, the commission reviews Geneseo for re-accreditation. A Middle States team will visit Geneseo in spring 2012.


The steering committee is co-chaired by biology Professor Ray Spear and Associate Provost David Gordon. Members are examining six aspects of the college: mission and goals; student learning and development; student success; resources (including human resources); leadership and governance; and institutional effectiveness.

The college community is strongly encouraged to participate in the process through several ways. Consider joining a working group if asked, respond to requests for suggestions and ideas by the steering committee and working groups, and read updates that the committee and groups will be providing during the process.  For more information, please contact co-chairs Ray Spear or David Gordon.