As part of the University’s 10-year reaccreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the University is preparing a self-study report addressing NEASC’s 11 standards (chapters) for accreditation. These standards each focus on a particular dimension of the University, ranging from academics and the libraries to governance and finance.
Because most of Harvard’s graduate and professional Schools are separately accredited, standards concerning the Academic Program (4), Faculty (5), and Students (6) focus on the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and the College. These sections reflect feedback from a variety of FAS committees, including the Educational Policy Committee (EPC), Committee on Undergraduate Education (CUE), Undergraduate Council (UC), Committee on House Life (CHL), Committee on College Life (CCL), and Faculty Council.
The draft of the self-study, now online until June 30, is available at http://accreditation.harvard.edu (use your Harvard University ID number and PIN to log in). The University invites all members of the Harvard community to submit comments, questions, or other feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.