Office of Accreditation, Quality Assurance and Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Accreditation, Quality Assurance and Institutional Effectiveness provides oversight and support to policy and programs designed to promote within the College an understanding that assessment, quality assurance and continuous institutional improvement are the core of academic, administrative, student support, and operational planning.

ABOUT

The Office of Accreditation, Quality Assurance and Institutional Effectiveness provides oversight and support to policy and programs designed to promote within the College an understanding that assessment, quality assurance and continuous institutional improvement are the core of academic, administrative, student support, and operational planning.

In support of that function, the Office has established a cyclical monitoring and auditing function to ensure that recommendations and compliance requirements from the Middle States Commission and other external and internal review bodies are addressed, completed and fully documented. All departments, programs and offices responding to accrediting organizations and/or undergoing program reviews will be expected to consult with and seek guidance and support from this Office, and to receive approval prior to submission of their respective final reports.

The Office of Accreditation, Quality Assurance and Institutional Effectiveness will collaborate with the Office of Academic Affairs to standardize the College’s intentional interventions while strengthening the College’s ability to move to the next level as it fulfills its mission.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Continue to monitor implementation of Middle States and College recommendations within the context of CUNY Performance Management Process (PMP) goals.
  • Provide support and guidance to Schools, Departments and programs during accreditation and re-accreditation processes.
  • Monitor and support programs in completing mandated recommendations and/or findings resulting from accreditation processes.
  • Monitor implementation of Middle States Commission on Higher Education Self Study recommendations and suggestions.
  • Collaborate on Strategic Planning Cycles as recommended by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
  • Collaborate on implementing the MEC Assessment Plan to reflect new emphases developed by MEC, CUNY, and the US Department of Education.
  • Ensure compliance of recommendations resulting from Self Studies submitted to professional accrediting bodies including NYSED, NLNAC, NCATE, ACBSP, and CSWE.
  • Collaborate with academic and service units in preparing:

Medgar Evers College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Medgar Evers College's academic programs are registered by the New York State Department of Education. Documentation is available in the Office of Academic Affairs.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Accreditation is a means of self-regulation and peer review adopted by the educational community. The accrediting process is intended to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of higher education, making it worthy of public confidence. The extent to which each educational institution accepts and fulfills the responsibilities inherent in this process is a measure of its concern for freedom and quality in higher education and of its commitment to strive for and achieve excellence in its endeavors.

Accreditation is a voluntary process. Institutions choose to apply for accredited status. Once accredited, they agree to abide by the standards of their accrediting organization and to regulate themselves by taking responsibility for their own improvement. In addition, the federal government requires that an institution be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting organization in order for its students to be eligible to participate in the Student Assistance Programs in Title IV of the Higher Education Act, as amended (HEA).

Accreditation Statement

Medgar Evers College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, the Council on Social Work Education, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Medgar Evers College's academic programs are registered by the New York State Department of Education. Documentation is available in the Office of Academic Affairs.

1 retrieved from "Frequently Asked Questions: What is Accreditation?," at http://www.msche.org/?Nav1=ABOUT&Nav2=FAQ&Nav3=QUESTION01

ACCREDITATION
  • Medgar Evers College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Medgar Evers College's academic programs are registered by the New York State Department of Education. Documentation is available in the Office of Academic Affairs.

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

    School of Business

    Education Department

    Nursing Department

    BS Social Work Program

OUR GOALS

MEC OAQA Strategic Goal: 1.1Centralize the College’s internal quality assurance and improvement activities including existing accreditation activities and internal and external compliance reporting requirements through OAQAIE.

MEC OAQA Strategic Goal: 1.2The idea of quality as a core value will be integrated into the principal teaching, learning, student support and administrative services of the College through the activities of OAQAIE. 

MEC OAQA Strategic Goal: 2Promote Quality Assurance perspectives throughout the College by fully integrating the MEC Assessment Cycle into the Culture of Excellence at Medgar Evers College.

MEC OAQA Strategic Goal: 3A coherent and coordinated quality assurance approach to administrative services across the College will be established, implemented and assessed.

OUR STAFF
Alesia Bryan
Title:
Office Assistant
Email: abryan@mec.cuny.edu

Bio: I am currently pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Science here at Medgar Evers College. In addition, I have over 4 years of experience in customer service. Being part of CUNY Start allows me to expand on these skills in assisting current MEC students.

Ana Alvarez 
Title:
Office Assistant
Email: aalvrez@mec.cuny.edu

Bio: I am pursuing bachelors in Education and I took the opportunity and used it to learn about students from an educational perspective. I have an associates in psychology/liberal arts from La Guardia. I later transferred to City College to finish my degree.

 

Nezry Bastien
Title:
Student Outreach Specialist
Email: TBD

Bio: As a CUNY Alumnus, and minority, I understand the importance of having programs like CUNY Start where students need hands on assistance in enrolling and completing their academic careers successfully. I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Finance from Brooklyn College, and a Master’s of Science Degree in Urban Affairs from Hunter College.

Brian Aquino
Title:
CUNY Start Advisor
Email: baquino@mec.cuny.edu

Bio:  After Six years in education, it is in my belief that through education, students will be able to build a foundation of skills that will allow that student to be successful in and out of the classroom. Obtaining my B.A. in Organizational Management and M.B.A. in Human Resources Management, I will continue to help teach those foundational skills and habits to CUNY Start MEC students in the hopes that they succeed in the classroom and in their life.

 

William Quinn
Title:
CUNY Start Advisor
Email: wquinn@mec.cuny.edu

Bio: After years of Teaching in High School, I was excited to work in a small program supporting students as they transition into college. I am excited to be a part of a talented team that focuses on quality education. I earned an undergraduate degree in History and a Master’s Degree in Political Science.

 

Brenda Ballena
Title:
Administrative Coordinator
Email: bballena@mec.cuny.edu

Bio: Helping Students Start Strong in a college setting has been one of the greatest experiences here at CUNY Start. As a CUNY alumnus currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Public Administration at John Jay College, I feel like I can make a difference in every student’s education. I love the CUNY Start MEC team and working together to bring better opportunities to students.

 

Maryann Salazar
Title:
Assistant Director
Email: msalazar@mec.cuny.edu                                                                    

Bio:  My time in Higher Education and working in Community Based Organizations instilled a desire to work with a diverse student population such as first generation, international and ELL college students. CUNY Start has allowed me to provide holistic academic and advisement services to first year college students at Medgar Evers College. It is very important for me to work in a position that allows me to work with a diverse group of students, and to be part of a creative team. I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, and a Master of Science Education in Mental Health Counseling.

 

CONTACT US

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