On Sunday I headed out to
Connecticut on a visiting committee for
NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges). The school I am visiting is an Islamic
The purpose of the visiting team is to determine if the school should be accredited by NEASC. We spend our days observing classes, confirming information written in the school’s self-study report and verifying if the school passes or fails each of the 15 standards. We write a report incorporating all information we have found and submit our recommendations to NEASC.
It’s a four day process that involves hours of work. I have been working until midnight each night. It is work that I greatly enjoy, time spent with a variety of people who have varied educational experiences, organizing information, and a hotel for three nights! J
Having had no previous interaction with the Muslim world, this has been a good experience also. People are people.
Assalamu ‘Alaikum ;)