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Manhattan School of Music has been accredited since 1956 and is reviewed to retain its status approximately every 10 years by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Below you’ll find a description of the Accreditation process and the Self-Study document. We invite members of the MSM community to participate.

The Timeline

A general overview of this 2.5 year Self-Study process includes the following milestones:

Action Dates Task
December 2015 Steering Committee organized
February 2016 – April 2016 Working groups identified and organized for each standard
February 2016 – April 2016 Self-Study Design drafted
May 11, 2016 Visit from MSCHE Liaison; meetings with President, Steering Committee, faculty, students and Trustees
May 2016 Orientation for working groups
September 2016 – December 2016 Data gathering & analysis by working groups Self-Study Steering Committee meetings regularly, reviewing and discussing key components of reports
February 1, 2017 Draft reports due to Steering Committee
March – April 2017 Steering Committee collaborates with working groups to revise reports Feedback sought from students, faculty, staff and BOT
April 2017 Compilation of first Self-Study draft report
September 2017 Self-Study report submitted to Chair of the Evaluation Team
October/November 2017 Visit by Chair of Evaluation Team
February 2018 Final Self-Study Report mailed to MSCHE evaluators
March 2018 Visit by MSCHE Evaluation Team
June 2018 Commission action

Your Role

Every member of MSM’s Community is invited to participate in the Self-Study process. We will be updating this page regularly, and we will be inviting feedback on specific issues. Specific questions for the MSM community may appear on this page. Student, faculty and staff focus groups may also be organized to give responses to elements of the final report. See the link below to send general feedback, and revisit this page for more specific opportunities to get involved!

Read the latest updates below.

Send feedback to lportnoy@msmnyc.edu


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