Opportunity for third party comments during comprehensive evaluation of Salve Regina University
Salve Regina University will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges March 27-30, 2011.
The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education is one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the institution as a whole. The Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, accredits approximately 240 institutions in the six-state New England region.
Salve Regina University has been accredited by the Commission since 1956 and was last reviewed in 2001. Its accreditation by the New England Association encompasses the entire institution.
For the past year and a half, Salve Regina University has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation. An evaluation team will visit Salve Regina to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the University. The Commission will take final action following the review process.
The public is invited to submit comments regarding Salve Regina to:
Public Comment on Salve Regina University
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1433
Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution. Comments will not be treated as confidential.
Written, signed comments must be received by March 30, 2011. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that due date will be considered. Comments should include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the comments.
The Commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether those involve faculty, students, administrators, or members of other groups. Individuals considering submitting complaints against an affiliated institution should request the separate Policy and Procedures for the Consideration of Complaints Made Against Affiliated Institutions from the Commission office.