At least once every ten years the University of New Mexico has a chance to see itself as others sec it. The opportunity is provided by its accrediting agency. Routinely every decade, the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools sends a team of scholars and administrators to campus to determine whether the University is maintaining the prerequisites to continuing accreditation as a doctoral degree granting institution. While the examination is scheduled routinely, it is by no means a routine visit. The visitation team probes such areas as curricula, library, finances, administration, day-to-day operations, and long-range plans. Its report, much like that of an auditor, helps provide operational guidelines for succeeding years. The University of New Mexico in 1969 underwent its decennial examination by the North Central Association. The team of visitors prepared a comprehensive report touching on many areas vital to the University's future. Findings of the committee and the University's responses to them serve as the basis for this annual report of the President.
University of New Mexico Press
University of New Mexico. "Annual Report of the University, 1968-1969, Volumes 1 & 2." (1969). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/unm_annual_reports/46