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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

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:

To review the AQIP Review Panel’s complete report, click here.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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