To all members of the LaGuardia community:

I am pleased to share with you the Final Middle States Evaluation Team Report. This report is based on the Middle States Evaluation Team's review of LaGuardia's self-study report and visit to the campus in late March. I am preparing a formal response to this report that I will share with the Middle States Commission prior to their formal action on June 7th.

There are many areas where the College's extraordinary work is highlighted. This is best summarized in the overview where LaGuardia is celebrated as having a "student-centered culture, with a talented faculty, and a pervasive commitment to collaboration, vision and innovation." There are, of course, areas where improvements are noted and we are examining the report closely to understand these issues and seek improvement.

Once again, I want to thank all of you for the intensive work that went into the Middle States process.

Dr. Gail O. Mellow, President


To all members of the LaGuardia community:

I am pleased to announce that the Self-Study Report for Middle States accreditation has been submitted to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

On behalf of LaGuardia's Self-Study Steering Committee and Core Team, I want to thank the members of the fourteen Working Groups and the many members of the college community, including students, faculty, staff, and administrators, who have worked with such dedication on the self-study, which required collaboration from all divisions and departments of the college.

The Steering Committee and Core Team is also grateful for the extensive feedback we received during Fall 2011 from the college community regarding the draft Self-Study Report. As appropriate, this feedback has been incorporated into the final draft of the report.

The Middle States evaluation team will be conducting its site visit to LaGuardia from March 26 to March 28, 2012. More information about the site visit and how you can participate will be made available soon.

You may read the Self-Study Report and Appendices by clicking on the links below:

Gordon Tapper
Professor of English
Chair of Middle States Steering Committee