Rosenstock Hall in fall

Middle States Self-Study

Hood College is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

MSCHE, a global institutional accreditor recognized by the United States Secretary of Education since 1952, assures students and the public of the educational quality for more than 500 institutions of higher education. The Commission’s accreditation process ensures institutional accountability, self-appraisal, improvement and innovation through peer review and the rigorous application of standards within the context of institutional mission.

Every eight years, the College participates in the comprehensive reaccreditation process. Hood is currently preparing for its 2025-26 peer review.


  • I: Mission and Goals
  • II: Ethics and Integrity
  • III: Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience
  • IV: Support of the Student Experience
  • V: Educational Effectiveness Assessment
  • VI: Planning, Resources and Institutional Improvement
  • VII: Governance, Leadership and Administration

MSCHE Self-Student Co-Chairs

  • Paige Eager, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty
  • Shaowei Wu, Ph.D., Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
StandardsChair/Co-Chair (Steering Committee)
I: Mission and GoalsLaurie Ward
Jill Tysse
II: Ethics and IntegrityTammi Simpson
Debbie Ricker
III: Design and Delivery of the Student Learning ExperienceBecky Grove
Lisa Littlefield
IV: Support of the Student ExperienceJames Parson
Lisa Copenhaver
V: Education Effectiveness AssessmentShannon Kundey
Nathan Reese
VI: Planning, Resources and Institutional ImprovementRob Klinedinst
David Gurzick
VII: Governance, Leadership and AdministrationNancy Gillece
Jay Harrison
Evidence InventoryMary Atwell