MSCHE 2020-2023

Proceso de Re-Acreditación

La Antillean Adventist University está acreditada por la Middle States Commission on Higher Education desde el año 1978 hasta el presente. Durante el año 2020 se iniciaron los procesos de la re-acreditación y como parte del Plan de Comunicación se ha diseñado este espacio para que la comunidad universitaria pueda mantenerse informada.

Responsibility Names
Chair Prof. Yolanda Pérez, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs
Co-Chairs Dr. Digna Williams, Interim Vice President for Planning and Development
AAU’s President Dr. Myrna Colón
Vice-Presidents Prof. Yolanda Pérez, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Sigfredo Morales, Vice President for Student Affairs

Prof. Luis Acobe, Vice President for Financial Affairs

Dr. Digna Williams, Interim Vice President for Planning and Development

Standard I-Chair Prof. Erick Mendieta, Director Department of Theology
Standard II-Chair Dr. Franklin Martí, Theology
Standard III-Chair Prof. Israel Torres, Social Sciences
Standard IV-Chair Prof. Johanna Rodríguez, Associate Vice President of Students Affairs
Standard V-Chair Prof. Héctor Cosme, Mathematics Professor
Standard VI-Chair Prof. Omar Reyes, Mathematics
Standard VII-Chair Dr. Javier Ruiz, History

Working Group I: Mission and Goals

Names Titles Position
Prof. Erick Mendieta Chair Director and Professor, Department of Theology
Prof. Magda Hernández Member Professor, Spanish
Mrs. Ruth Lizardo Member Chaplain

Working Group II: Ethic and Integrity

Names Titles Position
Dr. Franklin Marti Chair Professor, Department of Theology
Mrs. Awilda Matos Member Director, Office of Student Aid Assistance
Miss Fabiola Falto Member Director, TRIO SSS

Working Group III: Design and Delivery of Student Learning

Names Titles Position
Prof. Israel Torres Chair Professor, Social Sciences
Prof. Mayra Soto Member Director, Department of Distance Learning
Dr. Maritza Lamboy Member Dean, School of Education, Humanities and Psychology
Prof. Yanitza Olivencia Member Professor, Office Administration
Prof. Héctor González Member Director, Department of Nursing

Working Group IV: Support of the Student Experience

Names Titles Position
Mrs. Johanna Rodríguez Chair Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
Mrs. Lynn Madera Member Administrative Assistant, Vice President of Student Affairs
Mrs. Ivette Santiago Member Professor, School of Nursing
Miss Mirialis Andino Member Financial Aid Official

Working Group V: Educational Effectiveness Assessment

Names Titles Position
Prof. Héctor Cosme Chair Professor, Department of Education
Prof. Marcia Crespo Member Professor, Science Department
Prof. Lizaira Rodríguez Member Director and Professor, Teacher Preparation Program
Prof. Efraín González Member Director and Professor, Cardiopulmonary Program

Working Group VI: Planning, Resources and Institutional Improvement

Names Titles Position
Prof. Omar Reyes Chair Professor, Sciences
Mrs. Aixa Vega Member Director, Library
Mrs. Giselle Rivera Member Director, Office of Student Finances
Dr. Ileanex Pérez Member Professor, Psychology
Mrs. Legna Varela Member Director, Environmental Affairs

Working Group VII: Government, Leadership and Administration

Names Titles Position
Dr. José J. Ruiz Chair Professor, Social Sciences
Mrs. Rhode Suriano Member Librarian
Mrs. Frances Izquierdo Member Director, Office of Human Resources
Dr. Silvia Schimpf Member Director, Academic Research Department

Timetable for Spring 2023 Evaluation Visit

MSCHE
Time Frame
Date Activity/Task
2020
September 2020 September 2020 Self-Study Institute September
December 2020 December 9, 2020 1. Approval of Institutional Priorities – Presidential Executive Committee

2. Approval of MSCHE Accreditation Calendar

2021
January 2021 1. Assemble Steering Committee

2. Remote meeting with Commission staff liaison begin to draft SSD

February – April 2021 March 17, 2021 1. Assemble working groups

2. Submit draft SSD by April 2021

March – September 2021 June 23, 2021

September 2, 2021 – 10:30 am

September 21, 2021

1. Submit 2nd SSD draft

2. Submission of agenda of Self Study Virtual Visit

3. Commission staff liaison Self-Study Preparation Virtual Visit

June – September 2021 Revisions

• ST – August 12, 2021

• PEC – August 18, 2021

• CAU – August 20, 2021

Submit final SSD

• September 2, 2021
1. Revisions of final SSD

◦ Steering Committee – August

◦ Presidential Executive Committee

◦ University Administrative Council

2. Submit final SSD – September 2, 2021

September – December 2021 Groups Meetings

• First and third Thursday of each month

Steering Committee

• Last Thursday of each month
1. Working Groups gather and analyze data

2. Submit progress reports to Steering Committee

2022
January – May 2022 First Draft of SS- April 21, 2022

First Draft of SS shared to campus community April 21, 2022

1. Self-Study Evaluation Team Chair chosen

2. Visit dates chosen

3. Accepted SSD sent to Chair

4. Self-Study drafted and shared with campus community

May – September 2022 Due date- September 22, 2022 Self-Study revisions and campus review
September – November 2022 SS First draft sent to Team Chair – October 6, 2022

Team Chair’s Preliminary Visit- November 14- 18, 2022

1. Self-Study Report draft sent to Team Chair (two weeks before visit)

2. Team Chair’s Preliminary Visit

2023
December 22 – January 2023 January 26, 2023 Self-Study Report finalized based on Team Chair feedback and shared with campus
February – March 2023 Final SSR- February 9, 2023 Final Self-Study Report/ Verification of Compliance/Evidence Inventory uploaded to MSCHE portal (six weeks before team visit)
February – May 2023 SS Team Visit March 20-24, 2023 1. Self-Study Evaluation Team Visit

2. Team Report

3. Institutional Response

June/November 2023 November 2023 1. Commission meets to determine action

2. Visits conducted after April 15 are acted on by the Commission at the November meeting

Envía tus preguntas a:
Prof. Yolanda Perez, Chair, yperez@uaa.edu
Dra. Digna Williams, Co-Chair, dwilliams@uaa.edu

Dirección Postal

Antillean Adventist University
Oficina de Mercadeo y Reclutamiento
P.O. Box 118
Mayagüez, PR 00681-0118

Dirección Física

Carr 106 Km 2.2 Interior
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico