Reaccreditation 2019

In 2019, Middlebury is undergoing its comprehensive evaluation for reaccreditation by New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).  Jeff Cason, Provost and LeRoy Graham, Associate Provost for Planning are co-chairing the Reaccreditation Steering Committee that is overseeing this process.  Middlebury’s last comprehensive evaluation was in 2011, followed by an interim report in 2015.

There are several components to this evaluation that are outlined below.

The Self-Study

The self-study is a 100-page document that covers the standards for accreditation as defined by NECHE.  The document was drafted with input from individuals and groups from across the institution.  The draft was made available to the Middlebury community for review in April. The completed Self-Study was forwarded to NECHE and the accreditation visiting team. 

PDF iconMiddlebury Self-Study for the 2019 Comprehensive Evaluation

The Accreditation Visiting Team

NECHE appoints a review team made up of 8-9 professionals from colleges and universities who have a broad range of knowledge and expertise.  This team is responsible for carrying out the review and writing a report that is submitted to NECHE. Dr. Ronald Crutcher, President of the University of Richmond, has been appointed the chair of Middlebury’s review team.  

  • Ronald Crutcher, President, University of Richmond
  • Eric Estes, Vice President for Campus Life, Brown University
  • Aly Kassam-Remtulla, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Operations (Acting), Princeton
  • Marla Kohlman, Professor of Sociology, Kenyon College
  • Roberta Micallef, Professor of the Practice in Middle Eastern Literatures, Head of Turkish Language Program
  • Fred Rogers, Vice President and Treasurer, Carleton College
  • Paula Russo, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Trinity College
  • Andrew Shennan, Provost and Lia Gelin Poorvu ’56 Dean of the College, Wellesley College

Site Visits

The full Review Team will visited Middlebury Vermont from November 3 - 6 for a series of meetings with staff, faculty, and students.  One or two review team members also conducted the following site visits:  

  • July 29 -30 - Language Schools and the Bread Loaf School of English
  • October 1-2 – The Institute
  • October 13-14 – The School in Jordan


Middlebury Community Participation

President Patton informed the Middlebury Community of the comprehensive evaluation in 2018.  Many individuals have been involved with developing content for the Self-Study throughout 2018-2019.  Open meetings were scheduled while the Self-Study was available for comment.  Meetings for faculty, staff, and students were part of each site visit as well.  

For additional information, please contact Gail Borden (