New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) is a nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction. NEASC accreditation indicates the school meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process.
An accredited college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
NEASC accreditation applies to the institution as a whole, providing reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions
The Environmental Recreation & Tourism Management program at UMM is accredited by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Our program is currently celebrating 25 years of accreditation! We are the only nationally accredited recreation program in Maine (one of four programs in New England), and we are among 90 accredited institutions across the U.S.
Maine Department of Education Accreditation
The UMM Education program participates in the Maine Department of Education accreditation process. To receive accreditation, schools must meet specific standards in the areas of core values, curriculum, instruction, assessment, school culture and leadership, and school and community learning resources.
The accreditation process includes a period of self-study and a site visit by a committee of educators from across Maine This process generally takes place every 5 years. The Education Program’s initial accreditation was in 1970 and the most recent passing review was in 2014. The next review will be in 2019.