Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Invitation for Public Comments

Invitation for Public Comments


Al Akhawayn University will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit, from 5 to 8 March 2017, by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, CIHE, of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, NEASC, for its initial accreditation.

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 applies to the institution as a whole. The Commission, which is recognized by the United States Department of Education, accredits approximately 240 institutions in the six-state New England region as well as a dozen institutions of higher education outside the United States.

Al Akhawayn University has been a Candidate for Accreditation by NEASC since 2012 and was last reviewed in 2014. Accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges encompasses the entire institution.

For the past two years, AUI has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation. An evaluation team will visit the institution from 5 to 8 March 2017 to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will make its recommendation to the Commission which, following the review process, will itself take the final action.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:

Public Comment on Al Akhawayn University

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

New England Association of Schools and Colleges

3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100

Burlington, MA 01803-4514

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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 8 March 2017. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that date will be considered.