Commission Seeks Comment On B.C. Commission Seeks Comment On B.C.

The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges is seeking public comment on Boston College as it continues the University's reaccreditation process.

For the past year, Boston College has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the commission's Standards for Accreditation . A team representing the commission will visit the University on March 9-12 to conduct a comprehensive evaluation and gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate.

In anticipation of the visit, the commission invites the public to submit comments addressing substantive matters related to the quality of Boston College or its academic programs. Written, signed comments must be received by March 12 and may be sent to:

Public Comment on Boston College
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Rd.
Bedford, MA 01730-1433

Comments will not be treated as confidential and the commission cannot guarantee that comments received after March 12 will be considered. Those writing to the commission should include their names, addresses, and telephone numbers.

The commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether they involve faculty, students, administrators or members of other groups. Individuals considering submitting complaints against an affiliated institution should request the separate Policy and Procedures for the Consideration of Complaints Made Against Affiliated Institutions from the commission office.

The team will recommend to the commission a continuing status for the University. Following a review process, the commission itself will take final action.

The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education is one of eight accrediting commissions in the United States that provide voluntary institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Boston College has been accredited by the commission since 1935 and was last reviewed in 1985.

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