Summary Information
Title: Accreditation Reports, University of Pittsburgh Office of the Chancellor
Collection Number: UA.0.0.1
Creator: University of Pittsburgh. Chancellor.

Collection Dates: 1952-1991
Extent: 2.0 linear feet (7 boxes)
Location: Thomas - 2nd - UA stacks Range 1 / 1 / 0

Language: English

Files of the Middle States Association accreditation process for 1952-1991.

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
Date Published:

May 2011

Finding aid prepared by Archives Service Center staff.

The University of Pittsburgh is subject to periodic review by the Middle States Association, Commission on Higher Education to maintain its accreditation status as required by several state and national government entities.

Collection Scope and Content Notes

This collection is a file of reports and information compiled by the Office of the Chancellor for the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education.

Subject Terms

  • Universities and colleges -- Accreditation -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

Corporate Names
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Commission on Higher Education.
  • University of Pittsburgh. -- Accreditation

  • University of Pittsburgh

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Accreditation Reports, University of Pittsburgh Office of the Chancellor, UA.0.0.1, University Archives, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Marianne Kasica in November 2010.


All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh.

Collection Inventory

Series I. 1952 Accreditation Files

Box 1 (1952)
Folder 1 Working Draft
Folder 2 Data (Formerly qLD6002.9 A3 1952)
Folder 3 Supplements 1-6

Box 2 (1952)
Folder 4 Supplements 7-14
Folder 5 Evaluation Report by the Middle States Team

Series II. 1960 Accreditation Files

Scope and Content Notes:

No final report was received from Middle States Association for 1960 per the Office of Planning.

Box 1 (1960)
Folder 1 Memoranda relating to Middle States Team visit
Folder 2 Draft for Report for the Division of Student Affairs (Report of Academic Disciplines)
Folder 3 Building Program Exhibit
Folder 4 Report to the Commission, November 1960 (1 v.) (Formerly qLD6002.9 A3 1960)
Folder 5 Preliminary Appraisal of "Commitment to Excellence", November 8-11, 1960

Series III. 1971 Accreditation Files

Box 1 (1971)
Folder 1 Report, v. 1, Summary of Drafts and clippings of the Team visit December 1970
Folder 2 Supplementary Reports, 1970

College of Arts and Sciences, Schools of Dental Medicine, Education, Medicine, Graduates Schools of Library and Information Sciences and Social Work

Folder 3 Reports on minority and international student programs
Folder 4 Reports on governance, faculty teaching and productivity, continuing education and curriculum 1970
Folder 5 Self evaluation reports for Regional Campuses, December 14, 1970
Folder 6 Regional Campuses Report, March 1971
Folder 7 Appendices to Regional Campus Report, March 1971

Box 2 (1971)
Folder 8 Accreditation Report, "The Response of an Urban University to change", overview, 1971
Folder 9 Accreditation Report. Sub-committees. 2nd v., 1971 (Formerly qLD6002.9 A3 1971)
Folder 10 Report to the Faculty, Administration, Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh Regional Campuses, February 28, March 1-3, 1971

Series IV. 1980 Accreditation Files

Box 1 (1980)
Folder 1 Memoranda to Middle States Steering Committee, 1980; General outlines of document for accreditation visit, 1981
Folder 2 Draft Report, "Undergraduates at the University: An Emphasis on Planning , v.1 July 1980
Folder 3 Draft Report, The Regional Campuses, 1980
Folder 4-5 Final Report November 1980
Folder 6 Report to the faculty, administration, trustees, students of the University of Pittsburgh by the Team, MSA; also Memos from Posvar to MSA
Folder 7 Periodic Review Report: A Report to the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Series V. 1991 Accreditation Files

Box 1 (1991)
Folder 1 Research at the University of Pittsburgh – A Self Study Submitted to the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, v. 1-2, February 1991
Folder 2 Draft Report, "Research at the University of Pittsburgh. A self-study submitted to the Middle States Association", January 1991