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The University of Vermont

Office of the President

February 1, 2010

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students of the University of Vermont

We are pleased to transmit to you the official letter from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges on our accreditation. In short, the University has been reaccredited for ten years with a provision for a standard fifth-year interim report in which we are asked to update our progress in several areas of special interest to NEASC.  These include two major initiatives currently under way:  general education and the Transdisciplinary Research Initiative. NEASC is particularly interested to know, five years from now, how we are assessing student learning outcomes in general education, and how successful we have been in "identifying areas of academic strength for targeted investment, with the goal of moving the University to greater national prominence". 

We hope you agree that these directives, which match up well against our own goals, point us in a promising direction for the continued advance of the University.  Reaching this milestone reflects the collective outstanding work of the entire UVM community, and we look forward to working with you to realize our vision of being among the premier small research universities in the nation.

As always, your thoughts, ideas and concerns are welcome.

Daniel M. Fogel

Jane Knodell
Interim Provost and Senior Vice President

Daniel Mark Fogel, President 
University of Vermont 
85 So. Prospect St. 
Burlington, Vermont 05405 
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