The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, or MSCHE, has reaffirmed Long Island University’s accreditation, after an eight-year self-study process at the university.
The process gives institutions of higher education the opportunity to consider its programs and services as well as its initiatives to see if they are achieving their goals and their mission.
“The Middle States Self Study effort provides an opportunity to evaluate and reflect on LIU’s strategic vision, programs and processes,” Kimberly Cline, president of Long Island University, said in a news release.
“The entire university community participated in meaningful dialogue about our shared goals and commitment to elevating Long Island University to a top nationally recognized teaching and research institution,” Cline added.
Aiming to serve an independent voice in higher education, MSCHE is an institutional accreditor that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. A peer-based organization, MSCHE works with member institutions to establish equitable standards for accreditation to help them advance.
In its report, MSCHE recognized LIU was as an intuition with “exemplary practices” in a number of areas. Those areas include sustaining a “culture around continuous improvement”; improving retention and graduation rates consistently; providing supplemental student learning experiences such as internships, simulation-learning opportunities; and more.
“Strong strategic and financial planning increased the endowment, operational capacity and sustainability from an unstable condition over ten years ago to a stronger position to allow for moving forward taking the institution to 2030,” the report said.
Kline was recognized in the report for having “served the university well since 2013.”
The next eight-year reaccreditation evaluation will occur in academic year 2030-2031.