The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education is one of seven accrediting commissions in the US that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the institution as a whole (SIT). The Commission, which is recognized by the US Department of Education, accredits approximately 240 institutions in the six state New England region.
SIT has been accredited by the Commission since 1974. Its accreditation by the New England Association encompasses all SIT graduate degree programs, postgraduate programs, certificates, and study abroad programs.
For the past year and a half, SIT has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission's Standards on 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 a final action.
The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:
Public Comment on SIT
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Dr., STE 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
Public comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution. The Commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether those involving 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.
Comments must be received by November 6, 2013. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that date will be considered.