New England Association of Schools and Colleges Visit
New England Institute of Technology will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit on April 14,
15, 16 and 17, 2013, 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
New England Institute of Technology has been accredited by the Commission since 2005 and was
last reviewed in April of 2005. Its accreditation by the New England Association encompasses
the entire institution.
For the past year and a half, New England Institute of Technology 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 New England Institute of Technology
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803
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
confi dential and must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing
Public Comments must be received by April 17, 2013. The Commission cannot guarantee that
comments received after that date will be considered.
NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MAKES THE LIST OF
“TOP UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOLS TO STUDY VIDEO GAME DESIGN FOR 2013"
BY THE PRINCETON REVIEW
Dr. Thomas F. Wylie, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology, announced that the college has earned a prestigious position on The Princeton Review's just published-list saluting the best undergraduate schools in the United States and Canada to study video game design for 2013.
Compiled by The Princeton Review, one of America’s best-known education services companies, the 2013 list names 15 undergraduate schools in rank order (1 to 15) and15 undergraduate schools as Honorable Mentions. The Company also reported a companion list of top graduate schools to study video game design for 2013 highlighting 15 graduate schools in rank order and five as Honorable Mentions. The listings are shown below.
The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey it conducted in the 2012-13 academic year of 150 programs at institutions offering video game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States and Canada. The Company's 50-question survey asked schools to report on a range of topics from academic offerings and faculty credentials to graduates’ employment and professional achievements. Among the criteria The Princeton Review weighed to make its selections included: the school curriculum, faculty, facilities, and infrastructure, plus career services, student scholarships, and financial aid.
According to Wylie, “We are so pleased to receive this distinction from The Princeton Review. Our gaming faculty works tirelessly with students enrolled in our associate and bachelor degree programs in game design and game development technology. Our hands-on approach to learning coupled with a dynamic curriculum plus exciting gaming events and workshops prepare our students well as they enter this exciting field.”
Said Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior Vice President/Publisher, “It has long been our mission to help students find and get into the schools best for them. For students aspiring to become game designers, we highly recommend New England Institute of Technology as one of the best institutions to study and to launch a career in this field. We also salute the faculty and staff at New England Institute of Technology and the other schools on our 2013 lists for their exceptional academic and professional contributions to their students and to the industry of game design."
The Princeton Review's full report is accessible at www.princetonreview.com/game-design. It includes profiles of the schools with application information and links to the school sites.
This year, The Princeton Review partnered with PC Gamer, a monthly magazine published by Future US, as its reporting partner on this project. PC Gamer has a feature on the list in its May issue. It is now available at www.pcgamer.com, and will arrive in subscriber mailboxes in mid-March and on newsstands April 2. The feature has information on the schools' degree options, class offerings, prominent professors, and alumni, plus fun facts about the school programs.
The Princeton Review’s "Top 15 Undergraduate Schools To Study Video Game Design For 2013" are:
1. University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
2. University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
3. DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond, WA)
4. Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
6. Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
7. Shawnee State University (Portsmouth, OH)
8. Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)
9. The Art Institute of Vancouver (Vancouver, British Columbia / CAN)
10. Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
11. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)
12. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA)
13. Becker College (Worcester, MA)
14. New England Institute of Technology (East Greenwich, RI)
15. North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
Find Out Why Employers Hire New England Tech Graduates
“Of all the local schools in RI, New England Tech has been the most responsive when it comes to recruiting students and alumni.”
American Ring Co., Inc.
“The trend for NEIT grads is still positive relative to finding jobs. A great school with great results!”
Jeffrey Tracey, Manager, IBM
“We have had a great deal of success using NEIT grads to staff our organization. Fully one-third of NetCenergy employees are graduates of or current students at NEIT.”
Don Nokes, Present, NetCenergy
“We have been very impressed with the quality of the applicants that you have forwarded to us here at Astro. In fact, we had hired six previously who continue to work out well and have also hired two more in the past week.”
Mike Fanning, Astro of New England LLC.
“When we look for employees, we look for people with a passion and that want to succeed in television. Graduates from New England Tech always show their enthusiasm and have the skills that are needed for this business.
We’ve hired New England Tech grads in the past and they’ve been great. With regard to experience, they come in with a broad knowledge of all of the equipment and are really well versed in new technology. They are a step above because they have that real experience.”
Chris Raffa, Creative Services Director
CW28, Providence, RI
“When hiring from the Electronic Systems Engineering Technology Program, we look for dedicated students with a good technical background. New England Tech grads come prepared to start the training process at Woodard & Curran and they have proven themselves to be great employees. We’ve hired ten New England Tech graduates, I’m one of them, and we’ve all worked out pretty well.”
Jeffrey Souza, Controls Engineer
Woodard & Curran, Providence, RI
“Being a software firm, we look for employees with specific skill sets and a good attitude. From our experience, New England Tech students have that combination. As a software firm we need technically inclined people and New England Tech is a great place to go for that type of education.”
Kurt Anderson, Human Resource Director
Andera, Inc., Providence, RI
“We look for candidates who have a combination of both practical, hands-on experience, as well as solid education. We have found that New England Tech graduates fit that need quite nicely. We’ve hired New England Tech grads in the past and have been thrilled because they come to us prepared for the task at hand and, within a short period of time, the New England Tech grads have been able to expand their careers.
The first place I come when I have an opening is New England Tech.”
Mari-Ann Oliveira, Human Resources
Composite Modules, Attleboro, MA
“We look for employees with relevant work experience in their field of study that have passion, drive, and the desire to excel in what they do. We look to New England Tech grads because they have those traits.
New England Tech grads come pretty well prepared because of the practical, hands-on experience. They learn the fundamentals which puts them a step ahead, especially in our apprenticeship program.”
Maja Zino, Human Resource Generalist
Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Holliston, MA
“The graduates we’ve hired from New England Tech are very knowledgeable in design, inside and out. We’ve hired several people from New England Tech, specifically from the Interior Design Technology Program, and they worked out very well.
I know how well New England Tech prepares their students for the real world because I am a New England Tech Grad myself.”
Cardi’s Furniture, Swansea, MA
“What we look for when we’re hiring New England Tech graduates is someone who is trustworthy, very reliable and will do a good job when representing the radio stations. Versatility is a big asset, as we may need someone who is going to fill in pretty much anywhere. Whether it be in the Promotions, Programming or Production Department, we need someone who can learn fast. That’s what we find with New England Tech graduates."
Mike Rovin, Production Director / Music Director / On-Air
Citadel Broadcasting, East Providence, RI
“The success of our current employees from New England Tech says a lot about the college and its programs. The training that students receive prepares them for the fast-paced environment and challenges here at Atrion. We have a high technical standard so the real-world educational experience at New England Tech is wonderful; it really sets their students apart.”
Rachel Croce, Talent Development Associate
Atrion Networking, Warwick, RI
“FM Global looks at our relationship with New England Tech as a mutually beneficial partnership. We have ongoing conversations with students and faculty where we learn from each other. A number of New England Tech department heads even have come to our corporate offices to tour our data center. We also have been pleased to see the school take our advice about its curriculum and even implement new courses. The students that FM Global sees from New England Tech are smart, talented and bring to us hands-on skills and abilities to hit the ground running when it comes to IT support. It’s especially rewarding when New England Tech graduates choose to stay in Rhode Island and pursue career opportunities at FM Global.”
Paul Roche, Data Networks Manager
FM Global, Johnston, RI
“Today’s automotive technicians aren’t mechanics, they’re skilled computer technicians. New England Tech graduates have more hands-on experience and the technical skills we look for when hiring employees.”
Steve Guyette, Service Manager
Balise Automotive Group, Warwick, RI
Current or previous employment experience is not a guarantee or a predictor of future employment opportunities. For additional information, please contact the Admissions Office.
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