NEASC team arrives for 10-year reaccreditation check

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) team is coming to UVM for their 10-year reaccreditation evaluation this weekend.According to the NEASC Web site, the U.S. Secretary of Education views the reaccreditation as a “reliable authority” on the quality of education for the institutions it accredits.The Web site stated NEASC serves more than 2,000 public  and independent schools, colleges and universities in the six states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and American/international schools in more than 65 nations worldwide.UVM President Daniel Mark Fogel informed the student body about NEASC’s upcoming presence through a mass e-mail early Friday morning. Fogel mentioned the 11 standards that UVM will be evaluated on, including “institutional effectiveness and quality.”Three forum style meetings, taking place April 20 and 21, have been scheduled for individuals and groups across campus to attend while NEASC is here, Fogel said.