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Working Group Charges

Working Group 1

  • To investigate the effectiveness with which Felician University adheres to Middle States Standard 1, which states:  The institution’s mission defines its purpose within the context of higher education, the students it serves, and what it intends to accomplish. The institution’s stated goals are clearly linked to its mission and specify how the institution fulfills its mission.  
  • Working Group 1 will address Institutional Priorities 1, 2, and 3 and the relevance of these three Institutional Priorities to Standard 1.
  • Working Group 1 will also address Requirements of Affiliation questions 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7 found in the Working Group Template.


Working Group 2

  • To investigate the effectiveness with which Felician University adheres to Middle States Standard 2, which states: Ethics and integrity are central, indispensable, and defining hallmarks of effective higher education institutions.  In all activities, whether internal or external, an institution must be faithful to its mission, honor its contracts and commitments, adhere to its policies, and represent itself truthfully.
  • Working Group 2 will address Institutional Priorities 2 and 3 and the relevance of these two Institutional Priorities to Standard 2.


Working Group 3

  • To investigate the effectiveness with which Felician University adheres to Middle States Standard 3, which states:  An institution provides students with learning experiences that are characterized by rigor and coherence of all program, certificate, and degree levels, regardless of instructional modality. All learning experiences, regardless of modality, program pace/schedule, level, and setting are consistent with higher education expectations.
  • Working Group 3 will address Institutional Priority 1 and the relevance of this Institutional Priority to Standard 3.
  • Working Group 3 will also address Requirements of Affiliation questions 8 and 15 found in the Working Group Template.


Working Group 4 

  • To investigate the effectiveness with which Felician University adheres to Middle States Standard 4, which states:  Across all educational experiences, settings, levels, and instructional modalities, the institution recruits and admits students whose interests, abilities, experiences, and goals are congruent with its mission and educational offerings.  The institution commits to student retention, persistence, completion, and success through a coherent and effective support system sustained by qualified professionals, which enhances the quality of the learning environment, contributes to the educational experience, and fosters student success.
  • Working Group 4 will address Institutional Priorities 1 and 3 and the relevance of these two Institutional Priorities to Standard 4.


Working Group 5 

  • To investigate the effectiveness with which Felician University adheres to Middle States Standard 5, which states:  Assessment of student learning and achievement demonstrates that the institution’s students have accomplished educational goals consistent with their program of study, degree level, the institution’s mission, and appropriate expectations for institutions of higher education.
  • Working Group 5 will address Institutional Priorities 1 and 3 and the relevance of these two Institutional Priorities to Standard 5.
  • Working Group 5 will also address Requirements of Affiliation questions 9 and 10 found in the Working Group Template.


Working Group 6 

  • To investigate the effectiveness with which Felician University adheres to Middle States Standard 6, which states:  The institution's planning processes, resources, and structures are aligned with each other and are sufficient to fulfill its mission and goals, to continuously assess and improve its programs and services, and to respond effectively to opportunities and challenges.
  • Working Group 6 will address Institutional Priorities 2 and 3 and the relevance of these two Institutional Priorities to Standard 6.
  • Working Group 6 will also address Requirements of Affiliation question 11 found in the Working Group Template.


Working Group 7 

  • To investigate the effectiveness with which Felician University adheres to Middle States Standard 7, which states:  The institution is governed and administered in a manner that allows it to realize its stated mission and goals in a way that effectively benefits the institution, its students, and the other constituencies it serves. Even when supported by or affiliated with governmental, corporate, religious, educational system, or other unaccredited organizations, the institution has education as its primary purposed, and it operates as an academic institution with appropriate autonomy.
  • Working Group 7 will address Institutional Priority 3 and the relevance of this Institutional Priority to Standard 7.
  • Working Group 7 will also address Requirements of Affiliation questions 12, 13 and 14 found in the Working Group Template.