NEASC Accreditation

Invitation for Public Comment

The University of Maine at Presque Isle underwent a comprehensive evaluation visit in April 2014 by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The CIHE is one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Following the CIHE team’s visit and review of UMPI's Self-Study, its findings were compiled into a final report and UMPI officials had the opportunity to respond to the report. 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. UMPI has been accredited by the Commission since 1968 and was previously reviewed in 2003. Its accreditation by the New England Association encompasses the entire institution.

For the past year and a half, The University of Maine at Presque Isle has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission's Standards of 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 The University of Maine at Presque Isle
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
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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 comments.

Public Comments must be received by April 9, 2014. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that date will be considered.