Dr. Jeff Birdsong, chair of the Social Science Department at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, has been selected to serve as a peer reviewer for The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

As a peer reviewer, Birdsong will appraise and review institutions that are undergoing the accreditation process and will help to make recommendations for accreditation. The appointment will require regular training and professional development.

“I felt that NEO needed a representative for the accreditation process, and I am eager to fill the position, Birdsong said. “I hope that this position will help NEO to gain fresh ideas and give us a window into how other colleges are finding ways to improve the educational experience.