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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

NVCC Prepares for NEASC Comprehensive Evaluation Visit Nov. 11-14

Waterbury, CT -- Naugatuck Valley Community College will undergo a peer-led comprehensive evaluation visit Nov. 11 - Nov. 14 by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

The Commission is one of seven accrediting bodies in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the institution as a whole. The Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, accredits approximately 240 institutions in Conn., Maine, Mass., N.H., R.I. and Vt.

Naugatuck Valley Community College has been accredited by the Commission since 1971 and was last reviewed in March 2002. Its accreditation by NEASC encompasses the entire institution.

For the past two years, Naugatuck Valley Community College has been engaged in a process of self- study, addressing the Commission's Standards for Accreditation.

Public comment

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:

Public Comment on Naugatuck Valley Community College
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Road, Suite 201
Bedford, MA 01730-1433


Public comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution. The commission cannot settle the disputes between individuals and the institution, whether those involve 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.

Public comments must be received by November 12, 2012. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that date will be considered.

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