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NEASC Self-Study (25MB)

NEASC Open Meeting Schedule
Monday, April 4th
10 am - 11 am
Blinn Lecture Hall
3 pm - 4 pm
Blinn Lecture Hall
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Students
Radisson Hotel
180 Water Street
Plymouth, MA
Tuesday, April 5th
1 pm - 2 pm
Graduate Faculty
3 pm - 4 pm
Blinn Lecture Hall

NEASC Evaluation Team
Primary Area
J. Scott Burhoe
US Coast Guard Academy
Team Chair     Mission and Purpose
Bruce Berryman
Director of Assessment
Lyndon State College
Organization and Governance
John Russo
Associate Professor
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Deidra Davis
Dean of Student Services
Maine Maritime Academy
Students, Integrity
Ruth Souto
Systems Librarian, The HELIN Consortium
University of Rhode Island
Library and Other Information Resources, Public Disclosure
Arthur Heinricher
Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
The Academic Program
Janet Waldron
Vice President, Administration & Finance
University of Maine - Orono
Physical and Technological Services, Financial Resources
Guiyou Huang
Vice President of Academic Affairs & Dean of Faculty
Norwich University
Planning and Evaluation

Invitation for Public Comments


Massachusetts Maritime Academy will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit April 3, 2011 through April 6, 2011 by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.


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.


Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been accredited by the Commission since 1971 and was last reviewed in April 2001.  Its accreditation by the New England Association encompasses the entire institution.


For the past year and a half, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation. An evaluation team will visit the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the institution. Following a review process, the Commission itself will take the final action.


The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:

Public Comment on Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

New England Association of Schools and Colleges

209 Burlington Road, Suite 201

Bedford, MA 01730-1433



Public Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution. The Commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether those involve faculty, students, administrators, or members of other groups. Comments will not be treated as confidential and must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the comments.


Public Comments must be received by April 6, 2011.  The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that date will be considered.

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