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UVI to Host Middle States Commission March 19- 22

The University of the Virgin Islands will host representatives from the Middles States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) from March 19-22, on the St. Thomas Campus and the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.

The University is presently involved in the MSCHE reaffirmation of accreditation process. A very distinguished site visit team will be with us for the next five days. Though the official visit begins on Sunday evening, some of them will be attending Afternoon on the Green during the day on Sunday, March 19. 

See this link to the Middle States Team Schedule:

“There are numerous meetings with faculty, staff, students, Board members, and others on Monday and Tuesday,” said UVI President David Hall. “If you have been invited personally to attend, or if a group or constituency of which you are apart has been invited to attend, I strongly urge you to be present.”

The UVI community is invited to the MSCHE exit interview from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, via teleconference in various locations on our campuses, including the Administration and Conference Center Building, room 142, in the first-floor conference room; Evans Center 104, the Great Hall, and room 110 in the Business Administration Building. Dr. Hilda Colon, chair of the team, will share their findings and recommendations. The UVI community is encouraged to attend this event. 

“For the last ten years, individuals and groups in this University have worked extremely hard to ensure that we are in compliance with the MSCHE standards, and to propel UVI to the next level of excellence,” said President Hall. “We all should be proud of what we have collectively achieved, and we should be willing to convey that to our visitors. However, if you are not present at the meetings this will not be possible.”

In the last couple of years, various members of this community have worked collaboratively and creatively to develop the self-study document which will be the focus of the reaffirmation of accreditation process. “That document convincingly demonstrates that we are not only fulfilling our mission, but being thoughtful and critical about how we can get better,” President Hall said. “I'm confident that this process will reaffirm our efforts, and provide us with great insights about how we can improve.” 

The UVI community is urged to take this process very seriously, and to make sure to cooperate with the visitors in whatever way that makes this a productive and meaningful experience for all involved.

“As UVI celebrates its 55th Birthday, we are also in the process of being reborn,” said President Hall. “It is an honor to go through that process with each of you.” 

UVI’s Self-Study Initiative Steering Committee thanks the UVI community for their efforts as we go through this accreditation process. The committee is led by Co-chairs Dr. Frank Mills, vice provost for Research and Public Service and Dr. Magdalene Tobias, assistant dean for Unit Accreditation. Vice President for Information and Technology Services and Assessment Tina Koopmans has administrative oversite of the entire accreditation process.

See this link to UVI's Self-Study. 

For more information contact Koopmans at (340) 693-1540.