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Vermont Law School Invites Public Comment for NEASC Evaluation

News Release — Vermont Law School
Feb. 16, 2016

Contact:
Maryellen Apelquist, Director of Communications, Vermont Law School
office: 802-831-1228, cell: 802-299-5593, [email protected]

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., Feb. 16, 2016––Vermont Law School invites the public to submit comments regarding the institution as part of a New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) evaluation. A team representing NEASC’s Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) will perform a comprehensive evaluation of VLS March 20-23.

CIHE is one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the institution as a whole. The commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, accredits approximately 240 institutions in the six-state New England region.

Vermont Law School has been accredited by the commission since 1980 and was last reviewed in 2006. Its accreditation by NEASC encompasses the entire institution.

For the past year-and-a-half, Vermont Law School has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the commission’s Standards for Accreditation. An evaluation team will visit the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will recommend to the commission a continuing status for the institution. Following a review process, the commission itself will take the final action.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:

Public Comment on Vermont Law School
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
email: [email protected]

Public comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution. The commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether those involve faculty, students, administrators, or members of other groups. Comments will not be treated as confidential and must include the name, address and telephone number of the person providing the comments.

Public comments must be received by March 23. The commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that date will be considered.

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