Final NEASC Self-Study Available Now

By Charlotte Mandell and Susan Houde

To the members of the University Community,

As many of you know the University has developed a self-study as part of our 10-year re-accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). An initial draft of the self-study was posted to the web on Nov. 5, 2012.

Since that time we have held open forums and received numerous comments, corrections and suggestions for improving clarity and content. The NEASC steering committee, with help from their committee members, has incorporated these ideas into a final version of the self-study, which is now available on the UMass Lowell website at

The accreditation process is one important way in which we evaluate our strengths and our challenges. This website contains comprehensive information about the two-year process of self-study, as well as the final report to NEASC.

We hope that you find it to be a valuable window on our achievements, our challenges, and our plans for the future.

Charlotte Mandell and Susan Houde
NEASC Committee Co-Chairs