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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