New England Association of Schools and Colleges Accreditation for UMass Dartmouth
Between comprehensive evaluations, institutions are required to submit an interim report, typically at the fifth year of a ten-year evaluation cycle. These reports provide a current overview of the institution and major developments or changes since the previous evaluation. Included is the institution's response to the concerns and recommendations resulting from the last evaluation. The institution is also asked to provide a summary of its plans during the period prior to the next comprehensive evaluation
UMass Dartmouth will undergo its regular, ten-year regional accreditation evaluation from April 12-14, 2010. The campus will be visited by an evaluation team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been accredited by the Commission since 1964 and was last reviewed in April 2000. Accreditation by the New England Association encompasses the entire institution. The websites listed below provide further information about the Commission, the process of accreditation, and the Standards for Accreditation.
- Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- Explanation of the Regional Accreditation Process
- The Standards for Accreditation
UMass Dartmouth's Self-Study Report
For the past year and a half, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission's Standards for Accreditation. During its visit, the evaluation team will gather evidence to assure that the Self-Study Report is thorough and accurate. The team will recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the institution. Then, following a review process, the Commission itself will take the final action.
Email: email@example.com - UMass Dartmouth NEASC Steering Committee