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Come meet the MSCHE Evaluation Committee
Open session for students: Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Open session for faculty: Tuesday, March 19th , 2013 10:00 am – 11 am Location: Teatro Paoli

Ven a conocer el Comité Evaluador de la MSCHE
Estudiantes: Martes, 19 de marzo de 2013 de 9:00 am. a 10:00 am en el Teatro Paoli
Facultad: Martes, 19 de marzo de 2013 de 10:00 am. a 11:00 am en el Teatro Paoli

January-May 2011
Steering committee workgroups are formed Self-study model is chosen Self-study design is drafted Self-study design is approved by MSCHE liason.

August-Dec. 2011
Steering Committee overrsees developed. Research and reporting by workgroups Working groups involve the community Working groups submit reports

January-May 2012
Campus community receives the draft of the Self-Study report Evaluation team Chair reviews draft of self-study report IAUPR Central office reviews self-study draft prior to preliminary visit Evaluation Team Chair preliminary visit. Final draft of self-study report is drafted and circulated.

The Self-Study Process
In 1944, Inter American University of Puerto Rico was the first four-year liberal arts college outside the continental United States to be accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities. The Ponce Campus was first accredited in 1962 and has maintained its accreditation status throughout the years.

Every ten years we must reaffirm accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) by demonstrating compliance with all 14 standards of the Characteristics of Excellence.

To demonstrate compliance with the Characteristics of Excellence, we must complete an in-depth evaluation of our strengths and areas of opportunity . Our findings must be presented in a self-study report to MSCHE for evaluation.
Through a detailed introspection based on analysis, evaluation and judgment, the outcomes of the self-study process are expected to:

Goals of the Self-Study

  • Reaffirm accreditation status showing clear compliance with MSCHE standards and characteristics of excellence.
  • Clearly identify strengths and opportunities for improvement within the context of the Mission and Goals statements and outcomes assessment that will serve to guide strategic planning and the achievement of the Campus’s Mission.
  • Evaluate Campus assessment processes and the use of results for improving institutional effectiveness and student learning outcomes.
We welcome your participation in the self-study process. Please contact us with your comments or questions:  

Dr. Sharon Clampitt 


Prof. Evelyn Castillo 

Dra. Bernardette Feliciano 

Dr. Jacqueline Álvarez 


Dr. Marcos Torres 
Research Specialist 

Team Leaders  

Prof. Lidis Jusino

Team Leader Self-Study Standard 1 

Prof. Víctor Feliberty 
Team Leader Self-Study Standards2 & 

Prof. Diana Rivera 
Team Leader Self-Study Standards 4, 5,

Prof. Yvette Rivera 
Team Leader  Self-Study Standards 7 & 14

Dr. César Cedeño 
Team Leader  Self-Study Standards 10

Prof. Ivonne Díaz
Team Leader  Self-Study Standards 11, 12 & 13

Prof. Vivien Mattei
Team Leader  Self-Study Standards 8 & 9