About the Collaborative Implementation Project

The Commission launched a Collaborative Implementation Project (CIP) to assist in the adoption of the revised standards. Fifteen institutions, representing a cross-section of the MSCHE membership, were selected from among the cohort of institutions scheduled to submit their self-studies and undergo an evaluation team visit during the 2016-2017 academic year. These 15 institutions — which include Montclair State — worked closely with the Commission staff and with each other to use the new standards in conducting their institutional self-studies. All 15 institutions participating in the CIP completed their self-studies in 2017. Lessons learned in the process are now being used for the wider implementation of the revised standards for all MSCHE institutions.