Self-Study Process

According to the new accreditation schedule, the college undergoes an accreditation event every eight years, the self-study, a comprehensive self-appraisal of the institution, which is prepared and submitted to the commission. A site visit is then arranged in which a group of external reviewers, colleagues from the region, visits the campus and files a report with the college and the commission. Following this, the commission meets and renders a decision on reaccreditation, which is reported to the college. The executive co-chairs leading the self-study process are Dr. Antonella Ansani, Dean Arthur Corradetti, and Prof. Kelly Ford.


At the end of the spring 2018 semester, the self-study working groups each submitted a final draft of their self-study chapter (each chapter devoted to one of the seven Middle States standards). Over the summer, the executive co-chairs compiled and edited a complete self-study report. This draft self-study will be distributed to the campus community for comment and feedback in October 2018. There will be open forums held throughout the fall semester to discuss the draft document and to obtain feedback.

The chair for the Middle States self-study evaluation team has been selected. Dr. Joann La Perla, past president of Middlesex County College, will make a preliminary visit to campus on Monday, October 22, and return with the full evaluation team on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The visit will conclude on Wednesday, March 27, with the team chair's presentation of preliminary findings from the visit. The Middle States Commission will make its decision on the college's reaccreditation at its June 2019 meeting.

Self-study Design

The self-study design document submitted to the Middle States Commission is available as a PDF for you to download and read. The self-study design is the blueprint that the college follows in the preparation of the self-study report and the completion of the self-study process.

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Self-study Steering Committee

Executive Co-chairs

Ansani, Antonella, Foreign Languages and Literature

Corradetti, Arthur, Institutional Effectiveness

Ford, Kelly, Business

Committee Members

Beckford, Ian, Strategic Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Effectiveness

Blake-Campbell, Barbara, Nursing

Capozzoli, Gina, Counseling Center

Carpentier, Marc, Budget and Financial Services

Cook, Bonnie, Student Learning Center

Di Dio, Stephen, Marketing and Communications

Faulkner, William, Finance and Administration

Kaur, Simran, Biological Sciences and Geology

Kerr, Brian, Student Affairs

Lackner, Elisabeth, Institutional Research and Assessment

Landy, Kathleen, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Messier, Vartan, English

Palmer, Sandra, Academic Affairs

Pantaleo, Josephine, Affirmative Action, Pluralism, and Diversity Compliance Office

Salis, Andrea, Health, Physical Education, and Dance

Sarno, David, Chemistry

Shi, Lucy, Accounting, Related Entities, Asset and Risk Management

Self-study Working Group Participants

There are seven working groups, each one assigned to one of the Middle States standards. For each working group, a small team of student representatives was also assigned; team members could rotate meeting attendance during the academic year. By working group, the faculty and staff members appear below.

Working group 1: Mission and goals

Sarno, David, Co-chair, Chemistry

Shi, Lucy, Co-chair, Accounting, Related Entities, Asset and Risk Management

Adair, Arthur, Speech Communication and Theatre Arts

Armstrong, Daniel, Health, Physical Education, and Dance

Ballerini, Jeffrey, Center for International Affairs, Immigration, and Study Abroad

Blick, William, Library

Davis, Henry, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Galvin, Jeanne, Library

Mader, Bryn, Biological Sciences and Geology

Marchese, Paul, Physics

Martinez, Manuel, English

McAlear, Robert, English

Orlofsky, Amos, Biological Sciences and Geology

Rossi Miller, Monica, Foreign Languages and Literature

Working group 2: Ethics and integrity

Messier, Vartan, Co-chair, English

Pantaleo, Jo, Co-chair, Affirmative Action, Pluralism, and Diversity Compliance Office

Akpinar, Rezan, Health, Physical Education, and Dance

Casatelli, Mary, Liberal Arts Academy Advisement

DiGiorgio, Liz, Art and Design

Edlin, Margot, English

Emanuele, Barbara, English

Figel Roliz, Erika, English

Lai, Wei, Foreign Languages and Literature

Lizzul, Isabella, Health, Physical Education, and Dance

Petersen, Joan, Biological Sciences and Geology

Puri, Karan, Mathematics and Computer Science

Reesman, Linda, English

Rosen, Ted, Business

Saadullah, Sabera, Liberal Arts Academy Advisement

Smith, Shanta, Admissions

Working group 3: Design and delivery of the student learning experience

Landy, Kathleen, Co-chair, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Salis, Andrea, Co-chair, Health, Physical Education, and Dance

Alexander, Elizabeth, Office of Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President

Alves, Kathleen, English

Cornick, Jonathan, Mathematics and Computer Science

Dahlke, Steven, Music

Desepoli, Eugene, Health, Physical Education, and Dance

Flaherty, Bonnie, CUNY Start

Mohess, Neera, Library

Srivastava, Anuradha, Biological Sciences and Geology

Tawde, Mangala, Biological Sciences and Geology

Wengler, Susan, Library

Working group 4: Support of the student experience

Capozzoli, Gina, Co-chair, Counseling Center

Cook, Bonnie, Co-chair, Student Learning Center

Demas, Jason, Health, Physical Education, and Dance

Huang, Hsiaofang, Business

Lukas, Veronica, Financial Services

Masterson, Virginia, Business

Nercessian, Elizabeth, Mathematics Learning Center

Nestoras, Alexandra, Student Learning Center

Spezio, Stefan, Campus Writing Center

Sutton, Elizabeth, Nursing

Yarde, Winston, College Discovery Program

Working group 5: Educational effectiveness

Beckford, Ian, Co-chair, Strategic Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Effectiveness

Kaur, Simran, Co-chair, Biological Sciences and Geology

Byfield, Carlene, Nursing

Colalillo, Georgina, Nursing

Fichera, Victor, Institutional Research and Assessment

Ford, Wendy, Business

Lee, Whan Ki, Mathematics and Computer Science

Liriano-Gonzalez, Krystal, ASAP

Mehta, Neeraj, Music

Nelan, Philip, Nursing

Nichols, James, History

Riekert, Susan, Nursing

Rome, Barbara, Nursing

Tarafdar, Meghmala, English

Yan, Xiyong, Mathematics and Computer Science

Zhelezcheva, Tanya, English

Working group 6: Planning, resources, and institutional improvement

Carpentier, Marc, Chair, Office of Finance and Administration

Anderst, Leah, English

Conkling, Lori, Pre-college, Continuing Education, and Workforce Development

Ferrari-Bridgers, Franca, Speech Communication and Theatre Arts

Ikwueze, Chukwudi, Social Sciences

Jacob, Frank, History

Lago, Susan, English

Lam, Raymond, Engineering Technology

Leary, Christopher, English

Mako, Richard, Library

McLaughlin, Susan, Biological Sciences and Geology

Pham, David, Mathematics and Computer Science

Ryan, William, English

Seo, Dugwon, Engineering Technology

Sporer, Celia, Social Sciences

Working group 7: Governance, leadership, and administration

Blake-Campbell, Barbara, Co-chair, Nursing

Kerr, Brian, Co-chair, Student Affairs

Abramov, Arthur, Health-related Sciences Academy Advisement

Alleyne, Carol, New Student Engagement

Beale, Patricia, Liberal Arts Academy Advisement

Byrnes, Thomas, Admissions and Recruitment

Cupelli, Lorraine, Nursing

Golebiewska, Urszula, Biological Sciences and Geology

Kuszai, Joel, English

Pecorino, Philip, Social Sciences

Ridinger-Dotterman, Angela, English

Saint Laurent, Natacha, Registrar

Schrynemakers, Ilse, English

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