Dr. Jayne Pelletier is the former Director of Accreditation and Policy for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) at the University of New England. This position oversees accreditation and policy development to support the operational and academic processes of online programs.
The Director of Accreditation and Policy makes sure that CPGS is compliant with accreditation standards so that we can provide an outstanding education to students.
This post is part of a series where we delve deeper into the details of the accreditation process. We first asked what goes on inside the accreditation process.
Here’s more from Dr. Pelletier on the importance of accreditation:
Why does a college need to be accredited?
The short answer? Quality control.…
The University of New England has been continuously accredited by NEASC since 1966. Our dedication to accreditation affirms UNE’s culture of continuous reflection and assessment in our learning community as well as helping UNE set and pursue its strategic goals.
In 2018, NEASC separated its higher education commission out into an individual organization called NECHE. This restructuring does not affect UNE’s accreditation status; from our perspective, it is simply a name change.
The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) is now the federally recognized regional accreditor for the six New England States after assuming the business functions of the Commission previously managed by NEASC. The Commission states that its “dual role of quality assurance and quality improvement…