Historical Documentation of Recommendations

The Unified Accreditation team recognizes that greater coordination and integration among University of Maine System universities, as well as access to more collaborative, multi-campus programs and the preservation of all University of Maine System campuses where they will maximize the benefit Maine students and the State. The team also acknowledges that under the University of Maine System’s Board of Trustees’ Strategic Priorities there exists practical burdens that separate university accreditations which impose on achieving these goals at the scope, scale and pace necessary to meet the educational and workforce needs of the citizens of this State. University of Maine System universities will unify their New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) accreditations following a robust period of campus engagement led by the University of Maine System Chancellor and System Presidents.

Guiding Principles for Unified Accreditation:

Recommendation to the Board of Trustees:

University of Maine System Unified Accreditation Framework:

Unified Accreditation Information for Recommendations to the Board of Trustees – Disclaimer

Chancellor Dannel P. Malloy has promised full transparency as the University of Maine System considers and pursues a unified accreditation.

As pledged in the Guiding Principles: We have made available for public review the primary records referenced in Chancellor Malloy’s Unified Accreditation Recommendation, including formal written correspondence between the University of Maine System, NECHE and the United States Department of Education regarding the University of Maine System’s consideration of a single or unified accreditation.