Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Evaluation Report of the April 10 ‐ 13, 2011 Collaborative Visit

of the Commission on Higher Education Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

and the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE)

to the State University of New York State College of Optometry and its Professional Optometric Degree Program

The members of the Team: Representing the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Laura Schweitzer, Ph.D., Co ‐ Chair President, Union Graduate College, 80 Nott Terrace, Schenectady NY 12308 Janet Conner, MBA, MLS, Director of Strategy, Planning and Faculty/Student Engagement, Outreach, The Pennsylvania State University, 406 Old Main, University Park, PA 16801 Stephen J. Henske, M.S., Assistant Vice President, Accreditation and Organizational Assessment, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bldg. A, Room 1040X, Bethesda, MD 20814 ‐ 4799

Representing the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education Roger Boltz, O.D., Ph.D., Co ‐ chair & ACOE Chair, Associate Dean for Professional Studies/ Chief Financial Officer at University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston, TX Mark Colip, O.D., ACOE Consultant, Vice President for Student, Alumni and College Development at Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL Charles Haine, O.D., M.S., ACOE Consultant, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry, Pomona, CA Christopher P. Olson, O.D., ACOE Member and Practicing Optometrist at Complete Eyecare Center, Mount Pleasant, IA

Working with the Team: Representing the State University of New York—Elizabeth Bringsjord, Vice Provost and Vice Chancellor, State University of New York, Albany, NY

Joyce Urbeck, ACOE Administrative Director, St. Louis, MO attended to advise the team pertaining to ACOE policy and procedures.

Observers of the visit: In accordance with ACOE policy and at the invitation of the SUNY State College of Optometry President, the following two representatives of the New York State Board of Optometry observed a portion of the visit: Frank Pirozzolo, O.D., Chair, NYS Board of Optometry (observed on April 11, 2011) Dolores Cottrell ‐ Carson, DDS, MSHA, Executive Secretary NYS Board for Optometry (observed on April 12, 2011)

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