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May 2022 Update

Dear UMS Community members: We are pleased to share this third and final draft as we prepare to complete our UMS self study in advance of an October 2-5, 2022 visit by a team evaluating us on behalf of our … Read More

April 2022 Update

We will share the third and final public draft of the 2022 New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) self study with the University of Maine System community on Friday, May 13. We encourage– and would welcome– feedback on the … Read More

March 2022 Update

Unified Accreditation Update Two teams that have spent the past several months collecting and organizing data for the Fall 2022 University of Maine System (UMS) New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) Self Study will complete the first– and, by … Read More

February 2022 Update

Unified Accreditation Update Dear UMS Community members: We are pleased to share the second of three drafts being posted publicly for your review and feedback as work continues on our UMS self study and preparations for the October 2-5, 2022 … Read More

January 2022 Update

Unified Accreditation Update We’re pleased to share two updates as the new year gets underway. First, we’re preparing to post the second of three public drafts of the Fall 2022 University of Maine System (UMS) New England Commission of Higher … Read More

November 2021 Update

Unified Accreditation Update As part of Chancellor Malloy’s just-completed fall visits to our seven universities and the Maine Law School, he and members of his senior staff took full advantage of opportunities to discuss the Unified Catalog initiative with faculty, … Read More

October 2021 Update

Unified Accreditation Update On September 30, 2021, we shared the Fall 2022 UMS NECHE self study in draft form with over 6700 faculty, staff, and administrators system-wide. The document was available for review and feedback through October 18, and has … Read More

University of Maine System Self-Study Community Message

An Invitation to Review the Self-Study Dear University of Maine System (UMS) Community members: Upon granting unified accreditation to the University of Maine System in July 2020, our regional accreditor, the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), asked us … Read More

September 2021 Update

Unified Accreditation Update We will be sharing the draft Fall 2022 University of Maine System (UMS) New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) self-study with the UMS community on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Stay tuned for a system-wide email message … Read More

August 2021 Update

Unified Accreditation Update In response to welcome encouragement from members of the University of Maine System (UMS) Presidents’ Council and others, we will be sharing the Fall 2022 UMS self study in draft with the UMS community and inviting feedback … Read More

July 2021 Update

Unified Accreditation Update Work on the Fall 2022 New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) self study continues during the beautiful Maine summer. Within the draft narrative, our editorial team is identifying opportunities for weaving in updates about areas of … Read More

June 2021 Update

Unified Accreditation Update As we move into summer, several strands of our unified accreditation work are in progress, including initial work on the first full draft of the Fall 2022 NECHE self study narrative. In related news, the data team … Read More

May 2021 Update

Unified Accreditation Update Following a productive May 11-12 visit by a two-member New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) evaluation team, we’ve turned our attention to two other important milestones: the imminent completion of drafts by our self study writing … Read More

April 2021 Update

Unified Accreditation – April 2021 Update On April 12, 2021, the University of Maine System (UMS) shared a scheduled report on our progress in implementing unified accreditation with our regional accreditor, New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), and with … Read More

March 2021 Update

March 2021 We continue to prepare for the May 11-12, 2021 virtual visit by a two-member, NECHE-appointed evaluation team. We will be discussing our progress on unified accreditation with them, including work we have completed as well as other projects and … Read More

February 2021 Update

February 2021 On this site, you will find new information about our Spring 2021 New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) visit, as well as our Process and Timeline for the overall unified accreditation effort. In addition, we have updated … Read More