Reed and accreditation

Please help us with the accreditation process by filling out an online survey concerning your experience as a major at If you would like to participate and do not have web access, please call Jon Rivenburg (503/777-7503) for a copy of the survey.

Ellen Keck Stauder, Professor of English and Humanities Chair, Accreditation Steering Committee
Reed is now in the process of undertaking an institution-wide self-study, done every ten years. In October 1999, a team of evaluators from our regional accrediting body, the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, will visit Reed. By completing a survey regarding your third and fourth year at Reed, you can help us assess our educational program. While Reed's status as an accredited institution is not in doubt, this process of reaccreditation allows us to ask ourselves: what is our mission, how well do we do it, and how can we do it better? By having all areas of the college consider these questions, the study serves as a planning document for the college as a whole.

The accreditation process is being overseen by the accreditation steering committee, appointed by the president. It includes Alisha Baines '00; Enriqueta Canseco-Gonzalez, psychology; Martha Darling '66, trustee; Leila Falk, music; Victoria Hanawalt, librarian; Norman Lezin '48, trustee; Patrick McDougal, chemistry; Nora McLaughlin, registrar; Lisa Pickert, student services; Jon Rivenburg, institutional research; Ed Segel, history; Ellen Stauder, English and chair.

Seeking nominations

The Reed alumni board is seeking nominations for the alumni volunteer awards program. Each year the alumni board honors outstanding alumni who have helped the Reed offices of admission, alumni relations, fundraising, or career advising. In addition, the board recognizes an overall outstanding alumni volunteer. Please send nominations and a brief statement explaining why the volunteer deserves an award to Ethel Katz '46, c/o Alumni Relations, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock, Portland OR 97202-8199 or email

Ethel Katz '46, alumni association board member

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming more involved at Reed, the alumni association and the offices of admission, development, and career advising are always on the lookout for enthusiastic new volunteers. Please call Kristin Converse at 503/777-7789 for more information.

Eureedies Anyone?

Are any current residents of Europe interested in forming a Reed alumni group of sorts? Travel distance and expense are considerations; however, we might be able to gather annually or semiannually for cultural or festive events or a lecture by a traveling Reed professor. If you are interested, please send email to Liz Exter '84,, call 49/6126/988246, send commercial mail to Mehlbaumweg 3, 65510 Idstein- Ehrenbach, Deutschland, or send APO mail to CMR 443, Box 291, APO, AE 09096.

Insurance Available

The Reed College alumni relations office offers short-term medical insurance to new graduates and other alumni who need temporary insurance. Interested alumni may call Meyer and Associates at 800/635-7801.

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