Carnegie Mellon University

MSCHE Reports and Documents

CMU community members may access historic documents from CMU’s prior MSCHE self study processes from 1988 through the most recent.  

MSCHE Self-Study Reports (Restricted Access)

The Self-Study allows the CMU community to carry out its own in-depth review of current practices, to assess against the standards of peer institutions and to measure progress against CMU's own aspirations. Through reflection and discussion about current achievements and challenges, the university can develop its own recommendations for future growth and improvement. 

The Self-Study process culminates with an on-campus review by an evaluation team composed of external peer evaluators. The valuation team visits the campus to assess CMU with respect to the MSCHE standards, which has numerous elements or benchmarks that must be satisfied to qualify for re-accreditation.

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Periodic Review Report (Restricted Access)

MSCHE discontinued the requirement to submit a Periodic Review Report (PRR) and instead institutions submit an Annual Institutional Update (AIU). 

The PRR, previously due five years after the decennial self-study and reaffirmation of accreditation, provided a retrospective, current and prospective analysis of the institution. Each report contains six required sections including an executive summary and CMU responses to recommendations, and institutional analysis and insights resulting from assessment and planning processes. 

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