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Accreditation and Academic Services

Decennial Self-Study Evaluation Report and Site Visit
The Johns Hopkins University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Commission maintains a 10-year cycle of review, beginning with a self-study and on-site evaluation visit, and followed by a Periodic Review Report five years later. Johns Hopkins' most recent decennial review was conducted in 2004. Philip Tang, Assistant Vice Provost, is the university's Accreditation Liaison Officer, the official institutional liaison with the Commission.

Periodic Review Report
As part of the university's accreditation by Middle States, Johns Hopkins was required to submit a Periodic Review Report (PRR) in 2009, five years after its previous decennial self-study and reaffirmation of accreditation. The PRR is a retrospective, concurrent and prospective analysis of the institution designed to demonstrate that Johns Hopkins meets and exceeds the standards by which MSCHE reaffirms or denies our accredited status. The Office of the Provost coordinated the planning and preparation process for the 2009 Periodic Review Report, which was submitted to MSCHE on June 1, 2009. On November 19, 2009, MSCHE acted to accept Johns Hopkins' PRR, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the report and the periodic review process. Johns Hopkins' next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.

Substantive Academic Program Change
Working closely with divisional academic program directors, associate deans for academic affairs and the university's Council of Deans, as well as with the Maryland Independent Colleges and Universities Association (MICUA), within the Office of the Provost, Assistant Vice Provost Philip Tang provides university-wide oversight and coordination of substantive academic program change policies, proposals and notifications as required by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), Washington D.C. Education Licensure Commission (DC/ELC), State Council for Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), and other state and regional accrediting agencies.

Procedures for Obtaining Information
Current or prospective students may obtain or review a copy of the documents describing the accreditation, approval, and licensing of the university and its programs through the links on this website, or upon request, directed to Philip Tang, Assistant Vice Provost.

Philip Tang
Assistant Vice Provost

265 Garland Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 516-6087

Tanika Craig-Speaks
Administrative Coordinator