NEASC Interim Fifth Year Report

General Information

As part of the NEASC accreditation process, institutions are required to submit Interim Fifth Year Reports. These reports allow institutions to reflect on progress since their last comprehensive review which was 2012 for Fitchburg State. Fitchburg State’s Fifth Year Report is due in January 2017.

To facilitate the work to prepare this report, a 14 member committee was formed in January 2016. This page contains information relevant to the work to prepare this report. Questions and/or comments related to this work and the draft report may be sent to

NEASC Interim Fifth Year Report Committee

  • Soumitra Basu, Assistant Professor, Industrial Technology
  • Jennifer Berg, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  • Cathy Canney, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Chris Cratsley, Director of Assessment
  • Christine Dee, Associate Professor, History
  • Sean Goodlett, Interim Dean of the Library and Student Support Centers
  • Aruna Krishnamurthy, Associate Professor, English Studies
  • Nadimpalli Mahadev, Professor, Computer Science
  • Pamela McCafferty, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research and Planning
  • Mary Beth McKenzie, Assistant Vice President of Finance and Administration
  • Ben Railton, Associate Professor, English Studies
  • Renee Scapparone, Assistant Professor, Business Administration
  • Kisha Tracy, Professor, English Studies
  • Paul Weizer, Professor, Political Science
  • Anthony Wilcox, Director for Institutional Effectiveness & Research

NEASC Interim Fifth Year Report

Date Milestone
December 2015
  • Review process plan and timelines with President
  • Review process plan and timelines with NEASC
  • Faculty union call for committee volunteers
  • Final draft of revised standards released
January 2016
  • Commission adopts the Standards
January 19th, 2016
  • Development Day: Discussion of Submission of 5 Year Report - Tala Khudairi, Vice-President of the Commission will speak
End of January 2016
  • Convene full team and begin work
May 23rd, 2016
  • Development Day; Update
Summer 2016
  • Committee works to prepare final draft
Fall 2016
  • New Standards Implemented
September 2016
  • Submit to AUC and Graduate Council for notification/comment
September 2016
  • Share draft with campus
October 2016
  • Share draft with NEASC for input
January 2017
  • Final report submitted to NEASC

Open Forums

  • Tuesday, September 27th, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Presidents' Hall
  • Thursday, September 29th, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Presidents' Hall

Resources and links