The University has conducted an institution-wide self-study every 10 years since its original accreditation was granted by Middle States in 1921. From 2008-2011, in addition to the 2009 self-study
, the University conducted an extensive review of its academic programs and services through the Presidential Commission on Academic Renewal (PCAR). At the conclusion of PCAR, the Board of Trustees passed a resolution
that resulted in the launching of new programs and academic renewal initiatives and the discontinuance or reconfiguration a number of academic programs.
See summary of PCAR outcomes.