University community is invited to read and comment on NECHE self-study
In anticipation of a comprehensive evaluation visit Apr. 18-21 by a team representing the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE—formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges), Salve Regina has been engaged in a process of self-study addressing nine standards for accreditation.
Due to the pandemic, the evaluation team will not be able to conduct its visit on-site and is instead scheduled for a virtual visit to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. Members of the team will also be speaking with a number of students, faculty, staff and trustees for input on their Salve Regina experience.
Launched in May 2019, the reaccreditation process began when Dr. Nancy Schreiber, provost/vice president for academic affairs, convened a steering committee comprised of vice presidents, administrators and faculty from across divisions. Each member was charged with overseeing one of the nine standards, and subsequently more than four dozen subcommittee members representing the campus community were selected to provide analysis on a range of University processes — including mission, governance, academics and student life.
The campus community is invited to read the self-study, which was compiled from the work of the subcommittees, before it is sent to the NECHE team for their review. Comments may be submitted through Feb. 26 at this comment form.
The public is also invited to submit comments regarding the institution to: Public Comment on Salve Regina University, New England Commission of Higher Education, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you have any questions about the reaccreditation process or self-study, please visit the NECHE reaccreditation webpage or email Mary Edwards, director of constituent communications and design, at email@example.com.