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Middle States Accreditation & the University Libraries

Why accreditation?

Accreditation, as prescribed by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, aims at strengthening and maintaining the quality of higher education. Essentially, this process of self evaluation and peer review assures that the University of Maryland will remain attentive to its mission and goals, and will consistently strive to deliver a quality educational experience based on a set of 14 standards. The materials linked below specifically relate to:
Standard 14 - Assessment of Student Learning:

"Assessment of student learning demonstrates that, at graduation, or other appropriate points, the institution's students have knowledge, skills, and competencies consistent with institutional and appropriate higher education goals."

Libraries' Student Learning Outcomes Assessment (LOA) Plan
Last revised: 1/11/2007 [.doc]

Libraries' Results - Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan
Last revised: 2/19/2007 [.doc]

Requirements and standards for accreditation:

University of Maryland learning outcomes assessment activities:

Final report of middle states team:

Training for library staff on middle states and learning outcomes assessment: