About UVM’s Self Study Process

How do students, faculty and staff put the University of Vermont experience into words? The question was posed to 70-plus members of the UVM Community during a kick-off meeting for UVM’s 10-year re-accreditation at the Davis Center on Monday, September 17.

Representing all areas of the UVM community, the group will carry out an in-depth institutional self study and craft a report of their findings as a prelude to re-accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The self study will evaluate how well UVM is pursuing its mission and goals, and assess how university accomplishments meet 11 standards set by NEASC. The report will be submitted to NEASC in late fall of 2008, setting the stage for a visit by an evaluation team, April 19-22, 2009.

Leading UVM’s accreditation process are co-chairs Jill Tarule, associate provost, and Mara Saule, dean of libraries and learning resources. They have identified a team  to lead seven standards committees, each responsible for one or more of the eleven standards. The process will engage the University community through open forums, focus groups and other related activities.

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