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Announcement of Accreditation Review of the University of Rhode Island

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

The University of Rhode Island will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit October 21 to 24, 2007, by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education is one of eight accrediting commissions in the United States that provides 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 200 institutions in the six-state New England region.

The University of Rhode Island has been accredited by the Commission since 1930 and was last reviewed in October 1997. Its accreditation by the New England Association encompasses the entire institution.

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

Public Comment on the University of Rhode Island
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1433
E-Mail cihe@neasc.org

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 October 24, 2007. 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, administration, 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.