NEASC 2010-2012 Accreditation

NEASC Two-Year Review (PDF)
NEASC Final Accreditation Letter (PDF)
Notice for Public Comment (PDF)
Site visit schedule March 4-7 (PDF)
Self-Study Process (Fall 2010 - Spring 2012)

Welcome to the 2010-2012 NEASC Self Study web page. This site is designed to provide all of the documents necessary to understand and fully participate in the accreditation process.

Fitchburg State University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of NEASC is the regional accreditation agency for colleges and universities in the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Additionally two institutions in Greece, three in Switzerland, and one in Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Bermuda, and Lebanon, respectively, are also affiliated with CIHE. In total, 247 institutions of higher education are evaluated by NEASC. The Commission consists of twenty-four elected commissioners and more than one thousand volunteers from the faculty and administration of its affiliated institutions. The Commission is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education for the institutions it accredits.

On March 4-7, 2012, Fitchburg State will be having its site visit for NEASC. To prepare for this visit, each institution is asked to create a 100 page self-study where we reflect upon how the university meets the standards for accreditation that have been established by and for the institutions of our region. Accreditation is a voluntary system of self-regulation carried out by peer review in which Fitchburg State will be found to meet or exceed a set of standards. In short, the accreditation process looks at our university mission as measured against the standards of the higher education community. This will require evidence, appraisal, and candor as we both look back at what we have done and then look ahead to the future.

Demystifying NEASC Presentation

As well as the PowerPoint presentation from Assessment Day, 1/17/2012

Assessment Day NEASC 2012 Presentation (PDF)

If you have any questions or comments for the NEASC Committee members, please use the following email address: Neasc2010@fitchburgstate.edu

NEASC Open Forums

Please join the AUC and NEASC Steering Committee members to discuss the draft document of the Self-Study on

  • September 27, 29, or October 3, 2011 at 3:30 p.m., in Randall Science Lecture Hall
  • The final copy of the NEASC Self-Study is available by clicking here (PDF)

NEASC 2010-2012 Committee Membership

NEASC 2010-2012 Steering Committee

Steering Committee Minutes

The NEASC Steering Committee will meet on the following dates. All meetings will take place in the President's Hall from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2011

  • September 13, 2011
  • October 12, 2011
  • November 7, 2011 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in President's Hall
  • November 21, 2011 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in President's Hall
  • December 5, 20ll from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in President's Hall
  • December 19, 2011 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in President's Hall

Spring 2011

  • February 14, 2011
  • March 7, 2011
  • April 11, 2011
  • May 2, 2011 - Location: President's Conf. Room
  • May 9, 2011
  • May 16, 2011 - Location: Miller Oval
  • May 23, 2011 - 2:00 - 3:30, Location: President's Hall
  • May 25, 2011 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Location: President's Hall
  • June 15, 2011 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Location: President's Hall
  • June 23, 2011 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Location: President's Hall

Below are the meeting dates of the Subcommittees:

Subcommittee on Mission & Purposes
(Standard 1, 2, 3)

Subcommittee on Academic Program & Faculty
(Standard 4, 5)

Subcommittee on Students
(Standard 6)

Subcommittee on Library & other resources
(Standard 7, 8, 9)

Subcommittee on Public Disclosure & Integrity
(Standard 10, 11)

1/18/11 -
14:30
Percival 203

The following meeting dates:
President's Hall

1/25/11-
15:30 - 17:00

2/8/11-
15:30 - 17:00

2/22/11 -
15:30 - 17:00

3/8/11 -
15:30 - 17:00

3/22/11 -
15:30 - 17:00

4/12/11 -
15:30 - 17:00

4/26/11 -
15:30 - 17:00

2/8/11 -
15:30 - 17:00
Miller Oval

2/22/11 -
1530-1700 Percival 210

3/8/11 -
15:30 - 17:00 Percival 210

3/29/11 -
15:30 - 17:00 Percival 210

5/3/11 -
15:30 - 17:00 Alumni A

5/12/11 -
13:00 - 15:00 Alumni A

5/19/11 -
10:00 - 12:00 Alumni A

1/11/11 - 11:00-12:00 Alumni A

1/25/11 -
15:30 - 17:00
TBA

2/8/11 -
15:30 - 17:00
G07 Hammond
G Lobby

2/22/11
15:30 - 17:00
G07 Hammond
G Lobby

3/8/11 - 15:30 - 17:00
CTL

5/17/11 - 15:30 - 17:00
G07 Hammond
G Lobby

1/6/11 -
13:00
Sanders Conf. Rm.
(Standard 9)

1/21/11 -
13:00
CTL
(Standard 7)

1/26/11 -
15:30
IT Conf. Room
(Standard 8)

 

Below is information to help you through the Self-Study process, such as NEASC due dates, links to NEASC Self-Study Guide and Standards for Accreditation.

Important NEASC Dates to Remember

NEASC Team Visit - March 4-7, 2012

Notice of NEASC Team Leader for March 4-7,2012 Site Visit (PDF)

Notice of NEASC Team Members for March 4-7, 2012 Site Visit (PDF)

Important Links to NEASC Documentation

Other Helpful Links