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” Discimus ut Serviamus: We learn so that we may serve”

Welcome to the 2017 Middle States Self Study

Final Version of the Self-Study Report

The link below will take you to our 2017 Self-Study report that was submitted to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Many thanks to over 130 members of the QC community, including over 45 students, who served on the working groups that developed the report over a two-year period.


This site is the working repository for documents and discussions related to the College’s Self-Study report to be delivered to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in the spring of 2017.

Queens was chosen as one of 15 institutions for the MSCHE Cooperative Implementation Project (CIP). Members of the CIP are the first institutions to conduct their decennial reviews under the new Standards for Accreditation (.pdf) adopted by MSCHE in 2014. As a member of the CIP, we are committed to working with MSCHE to test the procedures involved in working with the new standards and to provide guidance to fellow institutions that conduct their reviews under these standards going forward.

Most of the material on this site is open to any member of the Queens College community, and requires signing in using a valid Queens College user id. See the Access Instructions page for sign-in instructions. See the Beguiled by Google page if you have difficulty with the sign-in process. See the Quick Links page for direct access to some of the key documents.

If there is a “sign in” link at the bottom of this page, you will need to sign in with your Queens College identity in order to access the reports.

  • Click the sign in link and then, if you are given a choice, click “Switch accounts” rather than “Request access.”
  • When prompted for your email address:
    • If you are faculty or staff, enter the short form of your Queens College email address ( rather than
    • If you are a student, use your CAMS address (
Draft Versions of the Self-Study Report

Please use the links below to access the final and draft versions of the report in PDF format.
The final version is public; draft versions are here as a historical record and are accessible only after you sign in with a valid QC email address.

Background Material
Production Reports

The following links go to reports and tools used by the team charged with producing the draft and final versions of the Self-Study Report. Others may look at them but there may be access issues for people outside the production team, especially the last two.

The following link is used to update the master draft of the self-study report. It updates paragraph numbers, citations, and appendix references, resulting in a new version of the “Master Draft Update Report” above.

  • Update Master Draft