Accreditation 2016: Site Visit Schedule and Team Biographies


Members of the NEASC/NASAD accreditation team will be on campus from April 3-6. During the visit, the team will try to get a cross-sectional view of the institution and gather information to validate the self-study report and their hypotheses with regard to the standards and areas of emphasis. Team members will make an earnest effort to circulate about the campus to talk both formally and informally with a broad sample of institutional representatives.

Every institution is asked to schedule three “open meetings” during the visit: one for students, one for faculty, and one for staff. Such meetings are “open” in the sense that any member of the designated constituency may attend and offer comments to the visiting team. Participation in each meeting is limited to the designated constituency  (e.g., administrators are not permitted to attend the meeting for faculty; the Dean of Students should not attend the meeting for students) as the group should feel comfortable providing input to the team about the institution and their role. Please make every effort to attend the open meeting and other relevant meetings for faculty groups.

Open Meeting for Faculty

Tuesday, April 5, 11:30-1:00

Tap Room (lunch provided)

(Visiting Team members: Ohotnicky, Shennan, Justice, Risley)

Instruction Committee Chairs/ Faculty Steering Committee

Monday, April 4, 2:15-3:15

Market House

(Visiting Team Members: Shennan, Fehlau)

Dean of Liberal Arts/Liberal Arts Dept Heads

Monday, April 4, 12:00-1:00

Faculty Lounge

(Visiting Team members: Roth, Risley)

Full-Time Faculty Association Executive Board

Tuesday, April 5, 3:00-3:30

Prov-Wash 366

(Visiting Team members: Roth, Shennan, Fehlau)

Part-Time Faculty Association Executive Board

Tuesday, April 5, 3:30-4:00

Prov-Wash 366

(Visiting Team members: Roth, Shennan, Fehlau)

Department Heads/Graduate Program Directors

Tuesday, April 5, 4:15-5:15

Danforth Room, RISD Museum

(Visiting Team members: Shennan, Fehlau, Justice, Risley)

Department Heads, Graduate Program Directors and Faculty will also meet visiting team members to discuss academic programs and curricula, to contextualize student work and outcomes, and to tour departmental facilities.

Accreditation 2016, Bios, Schedule

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