Self-Study Design

Self-Study Design

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Below are the intended outcomes, institutional goals and institutional priorities associated with Messiah's self-study process.

Intended Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate how the institution currently meets the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliations.
  2. Focus on the continuous improvement in the attainment of the institution’s mission and its institutional priorities.
  3. Engage the institutional community in an inclusive and transparent self-appraisal process that actively and deliberately seeks to involve members from all areas of the institutional community.
  4. Demonstrate we are adapting the structures and processes/systems of the institution to support increased financial sustainability.

Institutional Goals

  1. A commitment to educational excellence for all programs across all levels
  2. A commitment to inclusive excellence rooted in the intersection of our missional outcomes of service, leadership and reconciliation.
  3. A commitment to a gracious Christian approach to faith formation expressed in love of God and neighbor.

Institutional Priorities

  1. Inclusive Excellence
  2. Student Success
  3. Academic Excellence and Learning for Life
  4. Innovation, Partnerships and Financial Vitality