The University is initiating its self-study for the decennial comprehensive evaluation by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the University’s main accrediting agency. Maintaining accreditation is critical to URI’s reputation and our continuing ability to attract excellent students, faculty, and staff as well as resources from public agencies and private donors. Professor Matthew Bodah has been appointed to lead our self-study effort
We are creating committees to gather and analyze data and report on the University’s strengths and challenges concerning each of the nine standards for accreditation. This work will culminate in a self-study report, which must be completed by April, 2017. The on-site evaluation will take place in October, 2017, with the Commission’s decision following soon after.
This website will provide information about the accreditation process and updates on the self-study progress. All members of the community are urged to visit the NEASC/CIHE website to learn more about accreditation and to view the newly developed standards, which will take effect July 2016. This is a large and complex task and the support of all members of the community is essential to its successful completion.