Self-Study Priorities and Outcomes
Each self-study must have priorities that focus on institutional improvement, relate to the institution’s mission, and align with at least one of the MSCHE standards of affiliation. York College of Pennsylvania has identified the following institutional priorities that will be evaluated through the self-study process. These priorities are based on the five goals of the College’s Strategic Plan 2.0.
- Promote academic excellence through innovation and experiential learning in order to develop students as career-ready professionals.
- Develop the infrastructure and programs to recruit, support, and retain a robust and diverse student body.
- Create a fiscally responsible and sustainable future true to the College’s mission.
In addition to priorities, York College has identified several intended outcomes for what the College plans to achieve through the self-study process. The first three outcomes are determined by Middle States; the remaining outcomes were chosen to help the College benefit from the resources invested in the self-study process.
Outcomes Required by Middle States
- To be re-accredited by the MSCHE by demonstrating that York College meets the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation
- To demonstrate our commitment to continuous improvement in the attainment of YCP’s Mission, goals, and institutional priorities
- To engage the YCP community in an inclusive and transparent self-appraisal that includes members from all areas of the institutional community, and which is characterized by consistent communication and opportunities for input and feedback
Outcomes Identified by York College
- To examine opportunities for expanding and supporting the college’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion across all areas of the college
- To provide the institution with a resource for informing the development of the next college Strategic Long Range Plan and other planning processes, and for making data-informed decisions
- To further embed the culture of assessment in the college, including improved assessment at the School, department, academic program, and administrative unit level; and improved data collection, management, access, and analysis