Invitation for Public Comments

MCLA invites the public's comments as our comprehensive accreditation evaluation approaches: 

The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit November 5-8, 2023, by a team representing the New England Commission of Higher Education. 

The New England Commission of Higher Education is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and accredits over 200 institutions in the six-state New England region and across the United States, as well as American-style institutions overseas.  

MCLA and its predecessor institutions have been accredited by the Commission since 1953 and was last reviewed in 2013. Its accreditation by the Commission encompasses the entire institution. 

For the past year and a half, MCLA has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission’s Standards for 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 the final action. 
The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to: 

Public Comment on the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 
New England Commission of Higher Education 
301 Edgewater Place, Suite 210 
Wakefield, MA 01880 
Public Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution. The Commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, 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 8, 2023. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that date will be considered.