NECHE Accreditation 2020

Every 10 years, colleges and universities that wish to be accredited or reaccredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) must demonstrate their ability to meet a set of mutually agreed upon standards. Integral to the process of accreditation is the completion of a comprehensive self-study, in which the institution reflectively addresses each of the standards and offers evidence to support the narrative of the report.

The self-study is an extended process, designed as an opportunity for NECC to recognize the exceptional work that we are doing to educate our students and serve our community, and to consider ways that we can continue to improve and innovate.

NECC will be hosting a site visit team of NECHE representatives on October 4-7, 2020. The self-study that we will present to the commission and its representatives will be finalized during the summer of 2020, and a draft of that report will be available for review and input by the college community in early fall 2019. Teams for each of the nine NECHE Standards are thoughtfully compiling evidence and narrative content that will be used in the self-study.

Use the link on the left titled NECHE 2020 Teams and Updates for up to date information about the work that is underway.


  • Bill Heineman, Vice-president of Academic and Student Affairs

NECHE 2020 Self-Study Co-Chairs

  • Kim Burns, Dean of Academic Innovations and Professional Development
  • Scott Lancaster, Associate Professor, EMS
  • Mike Hearn, Director of Libraries