Standards Mid-Course Review
The mid-course review of the Standards for Accreditation is undertaken in keeping with the Policy on the Revision and Review of Standards for Accreditation which specifies “At the fifth year of the ten-year standards review cycle, the Commission shall engage in an examination of application of the Standards for Accreditation to assure that these criteria have proven to be valid and reliable indicators of institutional quality.” The mid-course review is not meant to be a full-fledged review but rather is meant to ensure that the current Standards are up-to-date and useful.
The Commission has given its preliminary approval to modest revisions to the Standards and now seeks input from member institutions about the proposed changes. A “tracked changes” version of the Standards can be found here.
The Commission welcomes comments on these revisions. You may send your comments by October 30, 2020 to Lawrence Schall, President of the Commission, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Standards Revision” as the subject line.
In response to recent changes to federal regulations, the Commission has developed an Anti-Trust Compliance Policy and a set of Anti-Trust Compliance Procedures. The policy and procedures apply to all NECHE representatives, including members of evaluation teams; hence, the Commission wishes institutions to be aware of them.
The Commission welcomes comments on the new policy and procedures. You may send your comments by October 30, 2020 to Lawrence Schall, President of the Commission, by email at email@example.com with “Anti-Trust Policy and Procedures” as the subject line.
Changes to federal regulations necessitated revisions to 23 of the Commission’s policies. These 23 policy changes went into effect on July 1, 2020. Each of the policy changes can be found here.