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Report Structure

The structure of the Periodic Review Report follows the format prescribed by MSCHE and includes the following sections:

Executive Summary

Summary of Institutional Responses to Recommendations from Previous Evaluation and Self-Study and to Commission Actions

Recommendations from Previous Evaluation

Self-Recommendations

Commission Actions

  • Substantive Change: CMSRU
  • Complex Substantive Change: New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Restructuring Act

Major Challenges and Opportunities

Institutional Context

  • Institutional Renewal and Institutional Resources (Standards 2 and 3)
  • Leadership, Governance, Administration, and Integrity (Standards 4, 5, and 6)

Educational Effectiveness

  • Students Admissions and Retention (Standard 8)
  • Student Support Services (Standard 9)
  • Faculty (Standard 10)
  • Educational Offerings (Standard 11)
  • General Education (Standard 12)
  • Related Educational Activities (Standard 13)

Financial Plan and Enrollment Projections

Assessment of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Learning (Standards 7 and 14)

Institutional Planning and Budgeting Processes (Standards 1 and 2)

This structure provides continuity with the University’s priorities in 2009, demonstrates the ways in which those priorities are being sustained, and maps the University’s path and pace as we move forward toward the four pillars and strategic targets. We report on progress regarding site team and self-study recommendations from the previous evaluation; the status of both medical schools and the status of the joint governing board for health sciences; and the financial status of the institution. We focus on several initiatives that we have undertaken in response to the changing higher education context and specifically in support of the pillars and targets. We are especially mindful of Student Admissions and Retention and Student Support Services and have described at length specific enhancements in these areas to ensure student success.