Letter from the President

Dear Colleagues in Learning,
At long last, we have received our official letter from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) regarding its action on continuing accreditation. The letter is attached for your review.
In short, there were no surprises, and the official report identifies issues that we had identified ourselves through the Self-study process. Our next comprehensive evaluation is scheduled for Spring Semester, 2024 with an interim five-year report scheduled for 2019. The Commission has also asked for a report in Spring Semester, 2017 indicating our progress on:

  1. Shared governance
  2. Assessing student learning outcomes
  3. Student advising systems
  4. Dual enrollment

Please read the letter for the specifics regarding these four items.
Much of the letter outlines the strengths of our institution and progress of which we can be very proud. This is an affirming process that validates the outstanding manner in which we fulfill our mission as well as our important responsibilities in this region.
Nevertheless, as expected, we have work to do. This spring, the College community will launch productive conversations to start developing plans to address these important issues. I look forward to these conversations and actions.
Thank you to all who contributed to this process. Thank you, as well, to all of you who will contribute to making us better during the next ten years. This multi-layered NEASC accreditation process provides a vivid demonstration of the outstanding quality of our great institution. Congratulations to our BCC Family.
President's signature for online forms and letters

2014 NEASC Self-Study Report


Institutional Characteristics Form
President's Message
Steering Committee
Table of CIHE Actions, Items of Special Attention, or Concerns
Institutional Overview

The Standards

Standard 1 / Mission and Purpose

Standard 1 Data Forms

Standard 2 / Planning and Evaluation

Standard 2 Data Forms

Standard 3 / Organization and Governance

Standard 3 Data Forms:
Organization and Governance
Locations and Modalities 

Standard 4 / The Academic Program

Standard 4 Data Forms:
Credit Hours Generated By Department or Comparable Academic Unit
Summary - Enrollment and Degrees
Headcount by Undergraduate Major
Headcount by Graduate Major

Standard 5 / Faculty

Standard 5 Data Forms:
Appointments, Tenure, Departures, and Retirements 
Highest Degrees and Teaching Assignments 
Number of Faculty by Department or Comparable Unit 
Rank, Gender, Salary

Standard 6 / Students

Standard 6 Data Forms:
Financial Aid, Debt, and Developmental Courses

Standard 7 / Library and Other Information Resources

Standard 7 Data Forms:
Information Technology

Standard 8 / Physical and Technological Resources

Standard 8 Data Forms

Standard 9 / Financial Resources

Standard 9 Data Forms:
Statement of Debt
Statement of Financial Position/Statement of Net Assets
Statement of Revenues and Expenses
Supplemental Data

Standard 10 / Public Disclosure

Standard 10 Data Forms

Standard 11 / Integrity

Standard 11 Data Forms

Appendices and Documents

Appendix Items

Affirmation of Compliance w/Federal Requirements of Title IV
E & S Forms on Student Achievement and Success
CCSSE/NEASC Accreditation Toolkit
Most Recent Audited Financial Statements
Auditor's Management Letter