1997-1998 indexDistributed January 20, 1998
Public comment sought regarding reaccreditation of Brown University
In preparation for a March 11, 1998, reaccreditation visit by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the public is invited to submit comments regarding Brown University. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the University and must be received by March 11.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Brown University will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit March 11, 1998, by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The commission is one of eight 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.
For the last 18 months, Brown 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 Brown; following a review process, the commission itself will take the final action.
The public is invited to submit comments regarding Brown University to:
Public Comment on Brown University
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Road
Bedford MA 01730-1433
e-mail: [email protected]
Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the University. Comments will not be treated as confidential. Written, signed comments must be received by March 11, 1998. The commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that 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 the University, 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.######