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Harvard begins process for reaccreditation by NEASC

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This year, Harvard University is preparing for its fall 2009 reaccreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Harvard, like all accredited universities and colleges, is reviewed for reaccreditation approximately every 10 years. The process includes the preparation of a self-study whereby the University evaluates itself on a range of academic, financial, physical, and other criteria; a visit by a committee of external faculty and senior administrators, during which they discuss issues raised in the self-study and draft a report and recommendation to NEASC; and, finally, a response by NEASC in spring 2010. Margo Seltzer, Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science, serves as the faculty chair of the self-study process and is working with colleagues and student groups across the University. The Harvard community will be invited to offer feedback on the report later this academic year. For more information, go to Questions can be addressed to