Laura Kohl is asking RILA members to take a look at the proposed NEASC Standards for Instituations of Higher Learning. If you have any feedback please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org so she can share the reactions with the librarians who will be meeting with NEASC representatives.
NEASC has developed new proposed standards for accreditation for institutions of higher education in New England, with a December adoption date, which has removed library standard 7 from the standards. A group of librarians is going to meet with Barbara E. Brittingham, President of the Commission on institutions of Higher Education. We are seeking feedback from librarians across New England, in part for this meeting, and in part for a future statement by ACRL NEC.
Below please find relevant documents. The existing standards are useful for comparison purposes, and the white paper is useful for understanding why the library standard was removed.
Existing Standards: https://cihe.neasc.org/standards-policies/standards-accreditation
Draft Revised Standards: https://cihe.neasc.org/sites/cihe.neasc.org/files/downloads/New_of_the_Website/DRAFT_Standards_for_Accreditation_8.25.15.pdf
White paper describing the need for changes: https://cihe.neasc.org/sites/cihe.neasc.org/files/downloads/Standards_Revision_Process/StandardsRevisionDiscussionPaperJanuary2015.pdf
Head of Research & Instruction Services
Douglas & Judith Krupp Library
ACRL New England Chapter RI State Representative