Connecticut College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit April 8-11, 2018, by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education is one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Accreditation is voluntary and applied to the institution as a whole. The Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, accredits approximately 240 institutions in the six-state New England region.
Connecticut College has been accredited by the Commission since 1932 and was last reviewed in 2007. Its accreditation by the New England Association encompasses the entire institution.
For the past year and a half, Connecticut College 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 Connecticut College Commission on Institutions of Higher Education New England Association of Schools and Colleges 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100 Burlington, MA 01803-4514 Email: email@example.com
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 April 11, 2018. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that date will be considered.
Admission 101: Demystifying the College Admission Process
The offices of Admission and Alumni Engagement are thrilled to provide an exciting opportunity to our alumni whose high school juniors are preparing for the selective college admission process.*
Join us on campus November 5 & 6 for an informative and insightful program during which we'll cover:
*If your child is not yet a junior in high school, but you would like to make sure you are on the mailing list for next year's event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Challenge Gift to support next generation of Holleran Center scholars
Connecticut College has received a $2.5 million gift from trustee emerita Carolyn Holleran ’60 and Jerry Holleran GP ’07. The Hollerans’ generous gift is earmarked to strengthen the center that bears their name, the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy. The gift also provides $100,000 for the Connecticut College Fund to help meet the immediate needs of all students, faculty and the College.
The $2.5 million gift will expand the Holleran Center’s reach, increase its global impact and ensure Connecticut College continues to graduate proven leaders committed to social justice. The funds will be used to endow important faculty and staff positions, as well as to support community-based courses both for first-year students and for those in the Center’s longstanding certificate program. To help broaden the base of financial support for the Holleran Center, the Hollerans are offering a special challenge. “In the spirit of maximizing the impact of our support, we are earmarking $1 million of our contribution as a challenge to others who care deeply about the Center and its mission. We will match every gift made to the Center before June 30, 2018 on a 2:1 basis, up to $1 million. We hope this challenge will inspire others to give generously and to help the Holleran Center reach its next levels of success.”
Please contact Martha C. Merrill ’84, interim vice president for College Advancement, at email@example.com or (860) 439-2408 if you have questions about this special challenge.
Class Notes Deadline
The Class Notes deadline for the winter issue of CC Magazine is Nov. 15, 2017.
There are two ways to submit Class Notes. You may continue sending notes to your Class Correspondent, or you may submit notes through our online form. To use the form, follow these steps: