Notice of Public Comment Period for NEASC Accreditation Self-Study

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 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 is completing a self-study in 2016. A visiting team of higher education professionals will visit campus Nov. 6-9, 2016 to validate 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, two graduate and nine undergraduate students, the BIW apprenticeship director, leadership, and several trustees have participated in the current self-study. Their work on thirteen different committees helped to identify, find, and interpret evidence for this comprehensive project.

NEASC 2016 Self-study Timeline

2016 Self-study Participants