The delegation of educators that will evaluate Boston College for reaccreditation – and will visit campus in March as part of the process – has been announced by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
Leading the team is former University of Miami President Donna Shalala, who in preparation for the site visit met this past November with University President William P. Leahy, S.J., other senior administrators and BC committees involved in reaccreditation.
Other reaccreditation team members include:
•Depaul University Executive Vice President Jeffrey Bethke
•Jenny Bergeron, director of educational research for Harvard University’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
•Yale University Secretary and Vice President for Student Life Kimberly Goff-Crews
•College of William and Mary Provost Michael Halleran
•University of Notre Dame History Professor John McGreevy
•Jeannie Pinto, university assessment officer, Fordham University
•Trinity College Associate Professor of Mathematics Paula Russo
•Dartmouth College Vice Provost for Research Martin Wybourne
Prior to visiting campus March 12-15, the team will review a self-study conducted by BC. While at BC, the committee will interview members of the BC community and examine supporting documents.
Both the self-study and visiting committee report will be integral to the CIHE decision on BC’s accreditation status. Good standing in a regional accreditation association is a requirement for participation in federal programs that support higher education.