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 is being drafted with input from individuals and groups from across the institution.  It is currently available for review by the Middlebury community. After review by the community it will be revised, formatted, and forwarded to NECHE and the accreditation visiting team.

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.  The entire review team will be announced later in 2019.

Site Visits

The full Review Team will visit Middlebury Vermont from November 3 - 6 for a series of meetings with staff, faculty, and students.  Representatives from the team are also expected to visit the Language Schools, the Bread Loaf School of English, one of the Schools Abroad, as well as the Middlebury Institute ahead of the November meeting in Vermont.

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 have been scheduled while the self-study is available for comment. 

  • In Vermont:  Monday, April 15, 4:30 – 5:15 – Davis Library 105
  • In Monterey:  Thursday, April 25, 1:00 – 1:45 – McGowan 100 and via this zoom link

Open meetings for faculty, staff, and students will also be held during site visits.

For additional information, please contact Gail Borden (gborden@middlebury.edu).