Middle States Self Study Communication to Stakeholders

Eastern International College is undertaking accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). As part of that process, EIC is undertaking a self study, to document our processes and identify improvements and innovations. The Middle States self-study process by definition requires engagement of stakeholders across the College and effective communication of this major project is integral to our success. EIC will use multiple communication methods to engage with staff, the Board, students and external stakeholders. This effort will be led by Steering Committee and Accreditation Liaison Officer and the unfolding self-study process will be shared with the campus community and milestones made publicly available on the calendar below. This high level visibility communication campaign underscores the institutional importance and commitment to this self study process. Any questions should be addressed to: MSCHESteeringCom@eicollege.edu.


Key Milestones on EIC’s MSCHE Journey


Explore regional accreditation, Exploratory Committee established. First formal meeting with MSCHE on July 15, 2013.


Accreditation Readiness Report first submitted on April 21, 2014.


MSCHE visit December 15, 2015 to review and discuss the Accreditation Readiness Report (ARR) and to discuss next steps to achieve “accreditation readiness” to continue the process.


EIC submitted its AAR submitted on May 26, 2016, followed by a campus visit on September 19-20 2016.


EIC submitted its second AAR update on September 1, 2017, followed by a September 24-26, 2017 campus visit. On November 17, 2017 EIC received notification of status of Candidate for Accreditation was granted.


EIC received invitation to initiate a self study on June 22, 2018.


MSCHE Team Visit on February 17-20, 2020.