Kathleen A. Martin, DPE
Vice Provost and Chief Educational Compliance Officer
Welcome to the Office of Assessment at Bay Path University. As the mission of the University states, Bay Path “educates students to become confident and resourceful contributors to our increasingly interdependent world.” To achieve that, the University has instituted an ongoing process of assessment of all academic programs and all non-academic departments to continuously monitor student learning and institutional effectiveness, and ensure the continual improvement of academic programs and University services.
Bay Path University will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit April 10 to April 13, 2016, by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education is one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the institution as a whole. The commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, accredits approximately 240 institutions in the six-state New England region.
Bay Path University is accredited by the commission since 1965 and was last reviewed in April 2006. Its accreditation by the New England Association encompasses the entire institution. For the past year and a half, Bay Path University has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation. An evaluation team will visit the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the institution. Following a review process, the Commission itself will take the final action.
The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:
Public Comment on Bay Path University
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
Public comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution. The Commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether those involve faculty, students, administrators, or members of other groups. Comments will not be treated as confidential and must include the name, address and telephone number of the person providing the comments. Public comments must be received by April 13, 2016. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that date will be considered
Bay Path University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. In addition, Bay Path University programs are approved by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, 209 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730-1433; 617-271-1433; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, One Ashburton Place, Room 1401, Boston, MA 02108; 617-994-6950; www.mass.edu.
While attending Bay Path University, Bay Path students residing outside of the state of Massachusetts, who desire to resolve a grievance should first follow the University's student grievance procedure. However if a grievance cannot be resolved internally, you may file a grievance with your state. State contact information can be found by opening the link below.
State Contact Information