Welcome to Maine Maritime Academy’s New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Self-Study site. Self study is the process through which the Academy’s programs are accredited. The process requires us to periodically and comprehensively examine ourselves with respect to a set of standards established specifically for colleges and universities.
Based on MMA’s last self-study, NEASC’s Commission on Higher Education extended accreditation of our programs for a full ten years, from 2006-2016. In 2011, the commission accepted our interim self-study, and in 2012, it accepted our proposal to create a joint degree program with Dokuz Eylül University in Izmir, Turkey. In 2014, the commission extended our accreditation to include the new online M.S. degree program in International Logistics Management.
To maintain accreditation, Maine Maritime Academy will complete a new self study in late summer 2016. A visiting team of higher education professionals will then visit campus Nov. 6-9, 2016 to evaluate the self-study, meet with the campus community, and communicate its findings.
Self-study is truly teamwork. Thirty-eight percent of all employees, 63% of full time faculty, 100% of leadership, two graduate students, nine undergraduates, the BIW apprenticeship director, and a trustee are taking part in the new self study. They serve on thirteen different committees, intent to find and interpret evidence for this comprehensive project.
We have begun, as of fall 2015, to share draft chapters of the self-study for comment with the broader campus community.