Middle States accreditation process kicks off with open forum

Pitt is starting the accreditation process for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which takes places every 10 years.

The first step will be an open forum led by Robert Bonfiglio, vice president, Institutional Field Relations for Middle States Commission, on Sept. 30.

The forum from noon to 1 p.m. is open to all faculty, staff and students on all of Pitt’s five campuses. Up to 500 people can join the Zoom session. Register here.

Bonfiglio will explain the accreditation process and the role of faculty, staff and students in it. He’ll also answer questions about the process, which will take about two years.

The accreditation process is designed to ensure that degree-granting institutions are well managed, true to their missions, and deliver quality educational programs that meet the needs of the students enrolled in the institution.

The last report, released in 2012, called Pitt a “world class research university” with an “unwavering commitment to excellence.” For a link to that report and other information about the assessment process, go to the provost’s website.

— Susan Jones


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