Middle States, 1987-1988
Scope and Contents
Box 7: Self-study narrative and appendices; self-study drafts. Box 8: Steering Committee memoranda; evaluation report and Haverford response; general memoranda and correspondence; background information including material gathered for Robert Stevens' Nine-Year Report and Educational Affairs Committee (Faculty self-study) notebook. Box 9: 1974 Middle States Evaluation and Case Study with background material including reports on Expansion and Co-education, President Coleman performance, and Relations with Bryn Mawr; 1979 review with report and response to "blistering attack on financial resource management" in 1974 evaluation; 1984/85 Evaluation correspondence and memoranda, background (for reports to evaluation committee see Stevens 1984/85 Middle States).
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Biographical / Historical
The 1987/1988 Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation evaluation was undertaken as a requirement of the problematic 1984/1985 accreditation (see Stevens, 1984/1985 Middle States).
3 cartons (This extensive file includes the self-study report prepared for the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation. It provided information on the current status of every aspect of the college's operations, and with review of the history of each: Governance, Faculty, Library, Academic Computer Center, Student Life Services, Admissions, Financial Aid, Athletics, Finance and Administration, Capital Planning, and Institutional Advancement. It concluded that the biggest problem was undercapitalization with the greatest need for physical plant improvements. A substantial amount of background information was gathered, including files relating to previous earlier evaluations, and particularly Robert Stevens files for the 1984/1985 evaluation (see Scope and Content note). In addition to the self-study report and the background material there are: Steering Committee memoranda; general correspondence and memoranda; self-study drafts and reports.)
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