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Statement by President Raab on Reaccreditation

Hunter has begun preparation for reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which will culminate in a team visit in spring, 2019. As a central component of the Middle States process, Hunter will develop a Self-Study to analyze our institutional performance against seven standards.  Within the context of the standards we have decided to examine four important priorities related to our Strategic Plan:

  • Enhance Hunter’s academic identity as a research institution
  • Foster interdisciplinary learning and scholarship
  • Broaden opportunities for student success
  • Expand and deepen engagement with New York City neighborhoods and institutions

I have charged a steering committee, and have established a workgroup of faculty, staff, and students for each of the seven standards. The task of these groups is to evaluate our past and present performance in terms of the four priorities and to propose actions for the future. The steering committee, which includes the co-chairs of the workgroups, coordinates all aspects of the reaccreditation effort. 
Though our reaccreditation is a necessary process, I urge all members of the Hunter community to treat this experience as an opportunity to take an introspective look at our institutional priorities. Middle States is a campus-wide project, and each of us should engage with the process to become informed and to ass