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RCC Undergoing Reaccreditation: Open for Public Comment

Roxbury Community College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit April 12-15, 2015, by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

The Commission is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and accredits approximately 240 institutions in New England. Roxbury Community College has been accredited by the Commission since 1981 and was last reviewed in 2005. Its accreditation encompasses the entire institution.

For the past year and a half, Roxbury Community College has conducted a self-study of its own effectiveness, addressing the Commission's Standards for Accreditation. A team of peer evaluators will visit the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the institution. Following a review process, the Commission will take the final action.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:

Public Comment on Roxbury Community College
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Road, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514

E-mail: cihe@neasc.org

Public Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution. The Commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether those involve faculty, students, administrators, or members of other groups. Comments will not be treated as confidential and must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the comments. Comments must be received by April 15, 2015.

Roxbury Community College’s Self-Study 2015 was written for the Commission and the team of peer evaluators who will visit in April. The version of the self-study posted here omits information about individual employees and some lengthy appendices. The self-study contains many direct links for the visiting team. Other readers should be aware that some links will work for them (those to the college website or other public web spaces), while links to Moodle or FX, internal password-protected portals, are accessible only to the visiting team of evaluators. The self-study is fully comprehensible in itself. We hope you find it interesting.

Click here to read RCC’s reaccreditation self-study.

Questions should be directed to Lorita Williams, Vice President for Advancement and Community Engagement, e-mail: Lwilliams@rcc.mass.edu