2017 Periodic Review Report and Compliance Report Update

On June 1, 2017 the University submitted the Periodic Review Report (PRR) and Compliance Report to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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The PRR, which was due five years after the 2012 Self-Study, is an essential phase of the accreditation cycle and is meant to serve as a retrospective, current, and prospective analysis of the University. The Compliance Report (Verification of Compliance with Accreditation-Relevant Federal Regulations) ensures that the University complies with accreditation-relevant federal regulations developed by the US Department of Education in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. In addition, Middle States is required to review the University’s continued compliance with Title IV program responsibilities. These two reports were the culmination of more than a year of hard work and collaborative efforts by many faculty and staff representing every academic and administrative area across the campus.

Some of the highlights from the PRR are:

  • Dr. Heidi Macpherson became the University’s seventh President on July 16, 2015.
  • Under President Macpherson’s guidance and direction, the Strategic Planning Committee worked diligently on Building a Better Brockport, the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan, which is scheduled to be adopted/implemented effective July 2017. The University’s Operational Plan for 2017-2022 has also been completed and will be implemented effective July 2017.
  • The Presidential Task Force on Budget and Planning (Fall 2015) identified $3 million in budget savings and presented a plan for implementation from 2016-2017 forward with additional ongoing cost reductions to build the reserve balance by a minimum of $500,000 per year over the next 10 years.
  • Under Building a Better Brockport, the role of the Institutional Effectiveness and Accountability Committee (IEAC) and the Budget and Resource Committee (BRC) will be combined in a new Committee on Joint Planning and Budget (JPB).
  • The University’s Strategic Plan for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion was submitted to SUNY in November 2016 and approved with commendation in February 2017. This plan delineates the goals and process for achieving those goals in a comprehensive and complete manner.
  • The Academic Success Center is scheduled to open for the 2018 fall semester. The University received $600,000 from the SUNY Investment and Performance Fund which will support the creation of the Center and further student retention and completion.
  • The University received $600,000 from the SUNY Investment and Performance Fund for Rochester Integrated SUNY Excels (RISE) Network providing for collaboration with Rochester Educational Opportunity Center and Monroe Community College to improve readiness and access to four-year degrees at the University for underprepared and at-risk individuals in the city of Rochester.

The entire campus community is to be commended for their dedication to this process and the University’s promise to engage our students each day in cultivating their capacity for intellectual, physical, and creative accomplishment.

Any questions regarding the PRR or Compliance Reports should be sent to Ms. Frances Dearing.

Read the Periodic Review Report (PRR)

Read the Compliance Report

Special thanks are extended to those individuals who served on the committees for these reports

Periodic Review Report Committee

  • Ms. Frances Dearing, Director of Assessment, ALO, Committee Chair – Accountability and Assessment
  • Dr. Monica Brasted, Associate Professor and Associate Dean – Communication
  • Dr. Andrea Ciliotta-Rubery, Professor – Political Science and International Studies
  • Ms. Melissa Coleman, Secretary 1 – Accountability and Assessment
  • Dr. Eileen Daniel, Professor and Vice Provost – Public Health and Health Education
  • Mr. John Follaco, Associate Director of Communications – Marketing Communications
  • Mr. Scott Haines, Director of Campus Recreation – Campus Recreation
  • Ms. Crystal Hallenbeck, Director of Budgeting – Budgeting
  • Mr. Dale Hartnett, Interim Program Administrator – CELT
  • Dr. James Haynes, Interim Provost and Vice President – Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Mark Kittleson, Dean – School of Health and Human Performance
  • Dr. Jeffrey Lashbrook, Director of Institutional Research and Analysis – Institutional Research and Analysis
  • Dr. Jason Morris, Associate Professor – Mathematics
  • Dr. Milo Obourn, Interim Chief Diversity Officer – Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Nathan Reff, Assistant Professor – Mathematics
  • Ms. Elizabeth Standish, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement – Alumni Engagement
  • Dr. Donna Wilkerson-Barker, Associate Professor and CELT Assessment Fellow – Modern Languages & Cultures

Special Assistance

  • Ms. Dorothy (Dody) Ballard
  • Ms. McKenna Miller, Graduate Student

Subcommittees Responses to Recommendations

  • Dr. Eileen Daniel, Facilitator
  • Ms. Frances Dearing
  • Dr. Jeffrey Lashbrook
  • Dr. Donna Wilkerson-Barker

Institutional Assessment

  • Ms. Frances Dearing, Facilitator
  • Dr. Monica Brasted
  • Dr. Andrea Ciliotta-Rubery
  • Dr. Jason Morris
  • Dr. Nathan Reff
  • Dr. Donna Wilkerson-Barker

Challenges and Opportunities

  • Mr. Scott Haines, Facilitator
  • Dr. Eileen Daniel
  • Mr. John Follaco
  • Mr. Dale Hartnett
  • Dr. Mark Kittleson
  • Dr. Milo Obourn
  • Ms. Elizabeth Standish

Planning and Budgeting

  • Ms. Crystal Hallenbeck, Facilitator
  • Mr. Scott Haines
  • Mr. Dale Hartnett
  • Dr. James Haynes

Enrollment and finance data

  • Dr. Jeffrey Lashbrook, Facilitator
  • Ms. Crystal Hallenbeck
  • Dr. Mark Kittleson

Compliance Team

  • Dr. James Haynes, Interim Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
  • Ms. Frances Dearing, Director of Assessment, Accountability and Assessment
  • Ms. Deborah Birkins, Director of Academic Advisement and Transition Services
  • Dr. Eileen Daniel, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Mr. Peter Dowe, University Registrar
  • Mr. Randall Langston, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Dr. Jeffrey Lashbrook, Director of Institutional Research and Analysis
  • Ms. Karen Riotto, Assistant Vice President, Finance and Management
  • Dr. Karen Schuhle-Williams, Executive Director of Special Sessions and Programs
  • Dr. Donna Wilkerson-Barker, Associate Professor and CELT Assessment Fellow, Modern Languages & Cultures