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University of Connecticut, Accreditation Records

Identifier: 1998-0244

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains University of Connecticut accreditation records with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges from 1965-1966, 1976, 1986, and 1991. It houses administrative records that include: Accreditation surveys, reviews, and reports, reaccreditation reports, University of Connecticut laws and By-Laws(1974), a directory of Faculty and Administrative staff (1975-1976), and a Graduate School bulletin (1976-1977). Materials submitted in support of the University's 2006-2007 accreditation are available electronically.


  • 1965-2001


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


The University of Connecticut is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the New England Association is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) provides accreditation services for more than 2000 public and private institutions in the six state region - Pre-K through university. NEASC accreditation uses self-reflection, peer review and best practices as integral components of its assessment process.

The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges is the regional accreditation agency for colleges and universities in the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Three institutions in Greece, three in Switzerland, and one in Bulgaria, Bermuda, and Lebanon, respectively, are also affiliated with CIHE. The Commission consists of faculty and administrators from affiliated institutions and public members. It is served by a staff led by Dr. Barbara Brittingham.

The Commission is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education for the institutions it accredits. The Commission is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), affirming that its Standards and processes are consistent with the quality, improvement, and accountability expectations that CHEA has established.


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The collection contains University of Connecticut administrative records, specifically its accreditation records with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges from 1965-1966 and 1991.

Provenance and Acquisition

Accreditation records have been transferred periodically to the University Archives beginning in 1998.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to the University, its history, administration, faculty, staff and students. The materials submitted in support of accreditation in 2006-2007 are available online. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US