As Eastern students return from Spring Break this year and adjust back to the flow of campus life, there will be another group of individuals arriving and getting a feel for the Eastern environment.
Every ten years, Eastern University undergoes a re-accreditation process through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and from March 11-14, a team from MSCHE will be visiting campus as part of this process. This team will observe campus happenings, talk with students and formulate an official evaluation.
The re-accreditation process is crucial for university health and development. It is necessary to remain eligible for Federal financial aid. As Interim Provost, Dr. Kent Sparks explains “Middle States is one of seven regional accreditors in the United States, which together represent the high level of accreditation required to receive funding from the United States Department of Education.”
One portion of the re-accreditation process, a University “Self Study”, evaluates institutional strengths and weaknesses and has already been completed. It can be viewed through the “My Eastern” portal under the “Middle States” tab.
Dr. Sparks encourages students to be aware of the MSCHE team’s visit and asks that they “Be in prayer that this process will make us a better University, for you, and for generations to come.”