Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Lebanon Valley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
, a unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. LVC was first accredited in 1922 and has been accredited since. The Commission conducts a review of the College every 10 years to determine if the institution is in compliance with the 14 standards required by the accrediting body.
After the most recent review, LVC was placed on warning “because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment) and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning),” according to a June 29, 2012 letter from Middle States. The College remains accredited while working to meet those standards.
College staff have worked to respond to the warning and to implement systematic, organized assessment processes on campus. These efforts are summarized on the LVC assessment activity timeline
. Staff have produced a strong Middle States Monitoring Report that demonstrated compliance with the two standards and described the College's plan to sustain those practices and systems. The report was submitted to Middle States on March 1, 2013, and a follow up visit by a small team of peer representatives took place on April 11-12. In late June, Middle States will likely lift the warning as outlined in President Thayne's latest update