Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) since 1966. The accreditation process is designed to promote self-reflection and evaluation so that the College can assess how well we have been advancing our mission and institutional goals. The aim of the process is continual improvement. Accreditation also allows our students to be eligible to receive federal financial aid and loans.
To maintain accreditation, every ten years the College conducts a self-study that includes producing a comprehensive institutional report that culminates in a MSCHE team site visit. The creation of the self-study involves all constituencies of the institution who will participate in reviewing the effectiveness of achieving our educational mission and demonstrating compliance with the MSCHE’s seven standards for accreditation and requirements of affiliation.
I have appointed Professor Daniel Linker and Dr. Lauren Tacke-Cushing to co-chair the self-study, and I have charged a Steering Committee and nine committees consisting of faculty, administrators, students, and staff from all three campuses to lead the self-study process. I encourage all members of the College community to participate in the self-study by attending open forums, communicating with committee members, and providing feedback on draft reports.