Touro College Welcomes Middle States Team
Middle States Commission on Higher Education Visit New York Campuses May 3-6.
Once every ten years all higher education institutions undergo a re-accreditation review. New York University was reviewed last year. Now, Touro and Mt. Sinai Medical School are taking their turn. Columbia University is scheduled for its review in 2016.
The team arrives at the New York campuses May 3, for a three-day tour. During their visit the MSCHE team members will conduct more than 75 group and individual interviews at Touro branches and locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island. The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro College of Pharmacy, and the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center will be interviewed as well.
“Touro College welcomes the Middle States Commission on Higher Education team and we look forward to working closely with them,” stated Dr. Alan Kadish, President and CEO of Touro. The chair of the visiting team is David Hollowell, former Executive Vice President and Treasurer of the University of Delaware.
Re-accreditation involves an intensive process of self-review which results in a Self-Study Report submitted before the team visit. The preparation of the Touro report was coordinated by a Steering Committee, chaired by Vice President Robert Goldschmidt, and eight task forces. Dr. Nadja Graff and Dr. Eric Linden served as co-chairs. “Our self-study, submitted February 17, 2015 presents a comprehensive analysis of Touro’s accomplishments and growth over the past decade and also notes areas for further improvement. I thank all participants in the Touro community - more than 130 faculty, administrators, staff and students - who worked together in this endeavor, so vital for the future of Touro,” said Dr. Goldschmidt.
Touro campuses abroad, in Jerusalem, Moscow, and Berlin, had their visits in March and April.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits more than 530 colleges and universities in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, as well as some universities in Europe, the Middle East, and South America.