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Middle States Re-accreditation

January Conference 2009

Traditionally the January Conference has provided Towson University faculty and staff with the opportunity to spend a day learning about and discussing a single January Conferencetopic of interest to the academic community.

The topic of the 2009 January Conference, held on January 21 at the University Union, was “The Next Steps in Mapping our Future: Using the Middle States Self-Study as a Guide.”

Following a welcome by then-associate provost Dr. Kate Denniston, presentations were made by Dr. Michael Middaugh, assistant vice president for institutional research and planning at the University of Delaware; Dr. Terry Cooney, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, President Robert Caret; and Dr. Irena Makarushka, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

January ConferenceFaculty, staff and students participated in the January Conference, working with members of the Steering Committee to provide input critical to the process and to the future direction of Towson University. Morning presentations were followed by break-out sessions in the afternoon. Participants were divided into eight groups, each of which considered the TU mission and strategic plan in principle and in practice, in relation to one of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Standards of Excellence.

Following lunch, the breakout groups presented reports. Then-provost Dr. James Clements delivered summary remarks at the end of the conference.



Middle States Self-Study Office
Administration Building, Room 210

Phone: 410-704-3241

Related links

• Conference Agenda (DOC)

• Steering Committee Break- Out Discussions (DOC)

• "Middle States Expectations with Respect to Institutional Self-Study" by Michael Middaugh (PPT)

• General Education Review Committee Report (DOC)




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