Reaccreditation Team to Hold Campus Forums

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Leaders from peer institutions seek input about Dartmouth’s progress toward goals. 

Dartmouth Hall with fall colors
(Photo by Corinne Arndt Girouard)

A group of senior leaders from peer institutions will visit the College next month as part of the second phase of Dartmouth’s reaccreditation, which is reviewed every 10 years by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE).

With the first phase, an internal self-study, now complete, the next step is an on-site evaluation by the commission’s evaluation team.

During the campus visit, scheduled for Oct. 27-30, there will be three open forums: one each for students, faculty, and staff. The forums will provide opportunities to engage in dialogue with the NECHE visitors about the information shared in the self-study report.

“Reaccreditation is an invaluable opportunity for us to reflect on our progress on our strategic goals and our commitment to our mission and purpose,” President Philip J. Hanlon ’77 said in an email today to faculty, students, and staff. “It’s also a chance to shine light on areas that may need more attention, get objective insights from our peer institutions, and look ahead to what we want to accomplish in the future.”

President Hanlon invites all Dartmouth community members to read the self-study and attend one of the three forums:

  • Staff: Monday, Oct. 28, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
  • Students: Monday, Oct. 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Faculty: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

All forums will be held in the Paganucci Lounge in the Class of 1953 Commons.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding Dartmouth in writing by mail or email to:

Public Comment on Dartmouth College
New England Commission on Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA  01803-4514

Public comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution. Comments are not confidential and should include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the comments. The comments must be received by Oct. 30, 2019.

NECHE will base its reaccreditation decision, expected by late winter or spring, on the report of the commission evaluators, the self-study, and meetings with College leadership.  

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Charlotte Albright