In 2010 Eastern Connecticut State University underwent a 10-year review for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE), using the standards adopted by NEASC in 2005. The University received official word in May 2011 that its accreditation has been continued by NEASC.
The Commission praised the University for “… an exceptionally thorough and candid self-study that documented the institution’s notable progress since the last comprehensive evaluation. We concur with the visiting team that strong presidential leadership has engendered a sense of community and transparency throughout the University, and that shared institutional commitment has contributed to a focused sense of mission, alignment of resources to meet that mission, and commitment to the strategic planning process. We note with favor that the institution’s revision of the liberal arts core has been both ambitious and forward-thinking. We particularly commend the institution’s focus on student success and its detailed attention to the retention and graduation rates of different segments of its student population. With its strong leadership, dedicated faculty and staff, and its well-managed infrastructure and facilities, Eastern is solidly positioned for future success.”
Dr. Rhona Free
Gelsi-Young Hall Room 228
Phone: (860) 465-5246
Email: Dr. Rhona Free