Every 10 years, Salve Regina is required by its accrediting agency, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), to undertake an institutional-wide review. The goal is to ensure that Salve Regina is effectively meeting qualitative standards and continually improving its educational programs and services.
The self-study process involved months of campus-wide activity at the University, including committee meetings, interviews, surveys, data-gathering, discussions and, ultimately, the writing of a comprehensive Institutional Self-Study Report.
The process culminated with a visit from a team of peers assigned by NEASC to evaluate our report and supporting documentation, see our facilities, and most importantly, to meet with our students, faculty and staff. This campus visit took place in March 2011. Following the visit, the team reported its own findings and recommendations to NEASC's Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, which in turn made a decision on Salve Regina's continuing accreditation.
The links on this page provide access to the Institutional Self-Study Report, a list of committee members, instructions on third-party comments to NEASC and additional information, including institutional statistics and links to the Standards for Accreditation and NEASC's home page.