NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit March 15 through March 18 by a team representing the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, NEASC).
The commission values information provided by individuals to help in determining whether an institution’s performance is consistent with the Standards for Accreditation and commission policies and procedures. For that reason, and in compliance with federal regulations, the commission accepts public comments from students, faculty, staff and members of the public about affiliated institutions.
The New England Commission of Higher Education is one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation regionally. 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 220 institutions in the six-state New England region and several American-style institutions overseas.
Norwich University has been accredited by the commission since 1933 and was last reviewed in 2010. Its accreditation by the commission encompasses the entire institution.
For the past year and a half, Norwich University has been engaged in 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 will take the final action.
The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:
Public Comment on Norwich University
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
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 March 18. The commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that date will be considered.
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About Norwich University
Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Capt. Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu
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