Middle States

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  • Institutional Rsch / Assessmt
    202-885-6160
    Fax: 202-885-1195
    oira@american.edu
    Leonard, Room 1st floor

    Froslid Jones, Karen
    Assistant Provost, Institutional Research and Assessment

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Periodic Review Guidelines

The Periodic Review Report (PRR) focuses on the three main areas: finances, assessment and linking planning and budgeting. Unlike a self-study, it does not address all 14 Standards. The report is designed to provide Middle States with a sense of the direction the institution and its plan for the next few years. It also requires the institution to address areas that were of concern to the visiting team, if this hasn’t been addressed already.

The Report covers six things:

  • Executive Summary
  • Summary of responses to recommendations. The main emphasis is on team recommendations. Institution’s own recommendations are covered as well. (‘Suggestions’ do not need to be addressed.)
  • Narrative of major challenges/opportunities facing the institution.
  • Evidence of analysis of enrollment trends and finance trends.
  • Description and analysis of assessment processes and plans.
  • Description and analysis of the links between institutional planning and budgeting processes.

Reports are due to Middle States by June 1st. Two reviewers from other institutions will read the report and make recommendations no later than August 1st. Institutions receive a copy of the report and can respond to any concerns it may have. The Commission reviews the PRR Committee’s report and communicates its decision in November.

Read more about the PRR Guidelines here.