Carnegie Mellon University

Profile of the Peer Evaluation Team

Curious about who will compose the Peer Evaluation Team charged with visiting Carnegie Mellon University's campuses and locations? The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) will soon be outreaching to colleagues from peer institutions to request their participation as peer team evaluators. In the meantime, to help partially satisfy your curiousity, please see the profile below (excerpted from the Self-Study Design [login required]). We'll provide updates on this site when the final team members are assembled and confirmed by MSCHE. (According to our timeline, that'll be somewhere around spring 2017.)

Requested Profile

To promote the effectiveness of this reaccreditation review, Carnegie Mellon requested that the Peer Evaluation Team be composed of senior-level faculty and administrators from aspirational and peer institutions such as Cornell, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Penn, Princeton, and Stanford.  In specific:

  • The team chair would ideally be a president or provost with experience in an engineering discipline.
  • The team would be composed of:
    • Vice provosts, deans, associate deans or senior faculty in the following disciplines, with one or more having extensive experience in using evidence-based approaches to iteratively improve teaching and student learning, AND at least one having oversight of master’s programs AND at least one having experience planning and implementing academic programs at international locations:
      • business administration,
      • computer science,
      • fine arts,
      • humanities and social sciences,
      • natural sciences (biological sciences, chemistry, mathematical sciences, physics),
      • public policy, and
      • interdisciplinary degree programs
  • A Vice President (CFO or COO) or senior-level administrator, with capital planning and space management; computing services; institutional effectiveness assessment; and financial planning, reporting and accounting (domestic and international) in her/his portfolio.
  • A Vice President or Dean for Student Affairs or senior-level student affairs professional, with extensive experience collaborating on and supporting initiatives that enhance student learning and quality of life, using ongoing assessment that supports evidence-based decision making.