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SUNY Oswego’s accreditation was reaffirmed by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in November 2017 after the college’s May 2017 submission of the Periodic Review Report.

SUNY Oswego’s 2017 Periodic Review Report (PRR) is the result of a collaborative process that significantly engaged our college’s leaders, faculty governance, and students. We used this public website that we launched in 2012 to keep the college community informed about the MSCHE Self-Study and we did the same for this 2017 PRR report.

In November 2015, President Deborah F. Stanley launched the Periodic Review Report planning process by forming a thirteen-member steering committee and three seven- to eight-member subcommittees, each led by a former Self-Study committee member, to address Assessment/ Institutional Effectiveness, Enrollment and Financial Trends, and Major Challenges and Opportunities. The president and provost appointed the college’s chief of staff and a tenured faculty member as the co-principal directors of the process, charging them with the responsibility to shepherd the steering committee, subcommittees, and the greater college community through the research, analysis, and reflection needed to prepare the report.

By October 2016, the co-principal directors had held four steering committee meetings and two meetings with all subcommittee members together plus one meeting with each subcommittee to review and discuss institutional data pertaining to the report’s sections and to prepare draft content. The first draft of the report was shared with the full college community for a six-week review and comment period on November 1, 2016. Revised drafts were shared February 24 and March 3, 2017, followed by presentations of the final draft to faculty governance on March 20, 2017 and student governance April 11, 2017. The co-principal directors also spoke on the draft report at a Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Divisional meeting and at the Academic Affairs assessment team meeting in Fall 2016.

For further information, please contact Kristi Eck, Chief of Staff, at Thank you.

Final Reports:

2012 Self-Study (PDF, 3.9 MB) 

2012 Middle States Team Report (Word doc, 68 KB)

2014 Progress Report (PDF, 1 MB)

2017 Periodic Review Report (PDF, 31 MB)

  • Middle States Team Visit (April 1 to 4, 2012)
  • Initial Response to Visiting Team Report (April - May 2012)
  • MSCHE Action (June 2012)
  • Progress Report (April 1, 2014)
  • Periodic Review Report Submitted (May 17, 2017)
  • Next Self-Study Review: 2021 - 2022

Periodic Review Report Preparation: Meetings to Date

  • PRR Steering Committee Meeting #1 (Nov. 10, 2015)
  • PRR Former Self-Study and PRR Subcommittee Kick-Off Meeting (Jan. 14, 2016)
  • PRR Steering Committee Meeting #2 (Feb. 15, 2016)
  • Major Challenges & Opportunities Subcommittee Meeting (Feb.18, 2016)
  • Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness Subcommittee Meeting (Feb. 23, 2016)
  • Kristi Eck and Paul Stewart attended Middle States Periodic Review Report Workshop in Philadelphia, PA (March 4, 2016)
  • Enrollment & Finance Trends Subcommittee Meeting (March 25, 2016)
  • PRR Steering Committee Meeting #3 (May 9, 2016)
  • PRR Subcommittees Meeting to review first draft (Sept. 22, 2016)
  • PRR Steering Committee Meeting #4 (October 11, 2016)
  • First Draft of PRR shared with campus (November 1, 2016)
  • Discussed PRR Draft with Academic Affairs Assessment Team (November 15, 2016)
  • Discussed PRR Draft with Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Division (November 18, 2016)
  • Discussed PRR Draft at SUNY Excels/Tomorrow Advisory Group Meeting (February 22, 2017)
  • Revised PRR Draft Shared with campus (February 24, 2017)
  • Revised PRR Draft Shared with campus (March 3, 2017)
  • Presented PRR Draft to Faculty Assembly (March 20, 2017)
  • Presented PRR Draft to Student Association (April 11, 2017)
  • Submitted final PRR to MSCHE (May 17, 2017)

PRR Steering Committee
President Deborah F. Stanley (Chair)
Mary Canale (new for 2016-2017)
Pam Caraccioli
Joan Carroll (2015-2016 only)
Joggeshwar (Jogy) Das
Kerry Dorsey (2015-2016 only)
Kristi Eck (Co-principal director of Periodic Review Report)
Kristin Eichhorn (2015-2016 only)
Lisa Glidden (new for 2016-2017)
Howard Gordon
Nick Lyons
Rameen Mohammadi
Walter Roettger
Paul Stewart (Co-principal director of Periodic Review Report)
Wayne Westervelt (new for 2016-2017)

Former Self-Study Subcommittee members
Marcia Burrell
Kathy Evans
Mehran Nojan
Brad Wray

Assessment/Institutional Effectiveness Subcommittee members
Kristen Eichhorn
Jerri Howland
Trevor Jorgensen
Raihan Kahn
Mary Ann Preston
Casey Raymond
Brad Wray (as Self-Study member)

Enrollment Trends/Financial Trends Subcommittee members
Kathy Evans (as Self-Study member)
Mike Flaherty
Vicki Furlong
Dan Griffin
Mark Humbert
Nick Lyons
Mark Slayton

Major Challenges and Opportunities Subcommittee members
Marcia Burrell (as Self-Study member)
Pam Caraccioli
Mary Canale
Gwen Kay
Sean Moriarty
Jill Pippin
Paul Tomascak
Earnest Washington