Aug. 9, 2012
Northwest granted reaccreditation by Higher Learning Commission
Northwest Missouri State University has been granted reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission for seven more years with no required follow-up actions. The Academic Quality Improvement Program’s (AQIP) Review Panel on Reaffirmation made the recommendation.
The AQIP review panel affirmed Northwest has met all federal and commission requirements for compliance and has fulfilled all five of the commission’s criteria for accreditation. Its reaffirmation comes after a review of documents and follow-ups, a campus visit and Northwest’s work within the AQIP process over the last several years.
“Being reaccredited is the seal of approval for operating and certainly receiving federal funding,” Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski said. “This is a total institutional team effort. On behalf of our provost and AQIP liaison, Dr. Doug Dunham, I am appreciative of the efforts of all those involved including a cross-section of University colleagues and community members.”
The review panel praised Northwest’s strategic intent as well as the University’s creation of an infrastructure for collecting and utilizing data across the University.
“Northwest shows evidence of its commitment to high performance, AQIP and continuous quality improvement,” the AQIP Reaffirmation Recommendation report reads. “It approaches its quality efforts systematically and deliberately, fostering a culture that bases decision making on analyzing data, setting goals, and measuring progress.”
The review panel’s report also recognized that Northwest:
- Operates with integrity to ensure its mission is fulfilled through structures and processes that involve its Board of Regents, administration, faculty, staff and students.
- Has evaluation and planning processes in place that demonstrate its capacity to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its education, and respond to future challenges and opportunities.
- Provides evidence of student learning and teaching effectiveness that demonstrates it is fulfilling its educational mission.
- Promotes a life of learning for its employees and students by fostering and supporting inquiry, creativity, practice and social responsibility in ways consistent with its mission.
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