UMA’s Fifth-Year (Interim) Accreditation Report Well Received
On October 26, 2011 UMA submitted its fifth-year mini-report to the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of NEASC. This report is required at the mid-point of the decennial accreditation period of ten years and provides a progress update on how well UMA has addressed concerns raised after the 2007 comprehensive visit (See CIHE letter below.) It also allowed an opportunity to update the commission on UMA’s status relative to the eleven accreditation standards.
President Handley and Interim Provost Szakas appreciate the contributions from the many faculty and staff who helped prepared the report’s thorough review and analysis. As President Handley explained in her transmittal letter to NEASC, UMA continues to become a stronger institution through this process: During this review process we have continued to learn and document a great deal about our university, our students and our role in the University of Maine System. We are realizing our mission as a baccalaureate institution and we are reinforcing our contributions to the educational, economic and cultural fabric of central Maine.
A complete copy of the Commissions response to our Interim Report can be found below.