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Rutgers Middle States Self-Study:
What it means to you

Rutgers University is currently undertaking a wide-ranging, intensive, and far-reaching analysis of its performance in a number of critical areas, as it seeks re-accreditation by the national Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the spring of 2008.

Whether or not Rutgers earns the re-accreditation can have an enormous influence on the university's national reputation and its eligibility for federal government assistance. These factors, in turn, can seriously change the value of a Rutgers degree and the costs of tuition.

The authors of the Rutgers self-study have identified the following issues as the most urgent challenges facing the university in the next ten years:

  • Undergraduate enrollment management and educational progress
  • Improving curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular services
  • Broadening undergraduate educational offering and general education
  • Continued development and improvement of off-campus and distance learning, non-credit, certificate programs, and cooperative education offerings
  • Using the research and graduate context to enhance undergraduate education
  • Assessment of student learning
  • Studying the student characteristics, educational offerings, and faculty engagement of the Rutgers-Newark campus
  • Community engagement on the Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers-Camden campuses
  • Intercampus governance.

The latest draft of the Rutgers self-study can be read here:

See also:
Fascinating facts about Rutgers, revealed in the Middle States self-study

Posted January 28, 2008