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October 25, 2002


Subcommittee Members Present: Paul Leclerc, Chair, Paul Bechard, Sharon Hoffman, Cledia Holland, Denise Lazo, John Ribezzo, Susie Swenson. Charles Sullivan, Co-Chair, College-Wide Steering Committee for Accreditation was also present.

  1. The meeting was called to order at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 25, 2002, in Room 2240 on the Knight campus by Chair Paul Leclerc.
  2. Each member was introduced and Charles Sullivan gave an introduction to the Subcommittee regarding the accreditation process and his experience with the 1994 Self-Study.
  3. Chair Leclerc described the self-study as being threefold: a description, an analysis and evaluation and, a projection that will culminate in a 6 to 8 page report.
  4. Chair Leclerc then reviewed a handout provided by the Steering Committee that discussed different aspects of the accreditation process and self-study. Some key topics included in this review were: (1) purposes of the Self-Study, (2) the NEASC Timeline for self-study and accreditation, (3) NEASC Standards for Accreditation, and (4) items to consider for a good self-study.
  5. Chair Leclerc then discussed different definitions of the term Integrity from a handout that he prepared and shared with the Subcommittee.
  6. Sources of information for analysis and evaluation were then discussed which led to an assignment of duties. The following individuals will gather information dealing with integrity issues from different units of the college:
    1. Affirmative Action and Minority Student Affairs and Accommodating Persons with Disabilities:  Cledia Holland, Ann OíLeary, Laurie Sherman, and Ellen Mroz.
    2. Campus Police and Physical Plant: Paul Bechard.
    3. Advising and Counseling Center and Student Services: Susie Swenson and Denise Lazo.
    4. Human Resources: John Ribezzo.
  7. Chair Leclerc noted that the Subcommittee members should review the materials distributed at the meeting and NEASCís Web Site: and access the link for Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, CIHE. He will also set up a Web site exclusively for Subcommittee matters:
  8. The next meeting will take place on Friday, November 8th at 2:00 PM in Room 2240 on the Knight Campus. Committee members should send a schedule of times they are available during the week to Chair Leclerc.
  9. The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 PM.

[Minutes prepared by John Ribezzo]