Thank you for taking the time to read through the Essex County College Middle States Self Study Report.  As a part of our process, we are asking the public to review the Draft documents and provide the Steering Committee with your feedback to address any concerns or evidence gaps within the text of the report.  The online public comment section to all Standards will be closed on June 1, 2022. If you have additional questions please contact us at [email protected]

We thank you for taking the time to review the Drafts and value your feedback!


Standard I – Mission and Goals

The institution’s mission defines its purpose within the context of higher education, the students it serves, and what it intends to accomplish. The institution’s stated goals are clearly linked to its mission and specify how the institution fulfills its mission.

Click on the link to review the Standard I criteria https://www.msche.org/standards/#standard_1

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Standard II – Ethics and Integrity

Ethics and integrity are central, indispensable, and defining hallmarks of effective higher education institutions. in all activities, whether internal or external, an institution must be faithful to its mission, honor its contracts and commitments, adhere to its policies, and represent itself truthfully.

Click on the link to review the Standard II criteria Standards – Middle States Commission on Higher Education (msche.org)

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Standard III – Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience

An institution provides students with learning experiences that are characterized by rigor and coherence at all program, certificate, and degree levels, regardless of instructional modality. All learning experiences, regardless of modality, program pace/schedule, level, and setting are consistent with higher education expectations

Click on the link to review the Standard III criteria Standards – Middle States Commission on Higher Education (msche.org)

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Standard IV – Support of the Student Experience

Across all educational experiences, settings, levels, and instructional modalities, the institution recruits and admits students whose interests, abilities, experiences, and goals are congruent with its mission and educational offerings. The institution commits to student retention, persistence, completion, and success through a coherent and effective support system sustained by qualified professionals, which enhances the quality of the learning environment, contributes to the educational experience, and fosters student success.

Click on the link to review the Standard IV criteria Standards – Middle States Commission on Higher Education (msche.org)

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Standard V – Educational Effectiveness Assessment

Assessment of student learning and achievement demonstrates that the institution’s students have accomplished educational goals consistent with their program of study, degree level, the institution’s mission, and appropriate expectations for institutions of higher education.

Click on the link to review the Standard V criteria Standards – Middle States Commission on Higher Education (msche.org)

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Standard VI – Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement

The institution’s planning processes, resources, and structures are aligned with each other and are sufficient to fulfill its mission and goals, to continuously assess and improve its programs and services, and to respond effectively to opportunities and challenges.

Click on the link to review the Standard VI criteria Standards – Middle States Commission on Higher Education (msche.org)

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Standard VII – Governance, Leadership, and Administration

The institution is governed and administered in a manner that allows it to realize its stated mission and goals in a way that effectively benefits the institution, its students, and the other constituencies it serves. Even when supported by or affiliated with governmental, corporate, religious, educational system, or other unaccredited organizations, the institution has education as its primary purpose, and it operates as an academic institution with appropriate autonomy.

Click on the link to review the Standard VII criteria Standards – Middle States Commission on Higher Education (msche.org)

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Thank you for taking the time to read through the Essex County College Middle States Preliminary DRAFT-ECC Self Study Report 9.28.2022.  As a part of our process, we are asking the public to review the Draft document and provide the Steering Committee with your feedback to address any concerns or evidence gaps within the text of the report.  The online public comment section to all Standards will be open from November 3, 2022 and closed on November 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm.  Please submit your comments/recommendation with a page # to [email protected]

We thank you for taking the time to review the Preliminary DRAFT and value your feedback!