Northwest Commission on Colleges and U?niversities Accreditation Public Notification

Mar 5, 2013

Public Notification and Invitation for Third Party Comments Regarding an Upcoming Full-Scale Comprehensive Evaluation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) Regional accreditation is a process of recognizing educational institutions for performance, integrity, and quality that entitles them to the confidence of the educational community and the public. In the United States this recognition is extended largely through non-governmental, voluntary membership associations that establish accreditation criteria, evaluate institutions against those criteria, and approving institutions that meet the criteria. The dates of the on-site comprehensive evaluation are April 24-26, 2013. In 2011, the accreditation of Westminster College was reaffirmed on the basis of the Spring 2011 Year One Evaluation. Comments from the public are invited to be sent to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) in regard to the accreditation of Westminster College. Comments are accepted only when they are signed with an original signature and are submitted in writing to the President of the Commission. Comments will be forwarded as received, to the institution, evaluation committee, and the Commission. Comments to the Commission must be receieved no later than April 1, 2013. Instructions to obtain a copy of Commission Policy A-5, Public Notification and Third Party Comments Regarding Full-Scale Evaluations (either via the Standards and Policies and then Operational Policies links on the Commission's website, www.nwccu.org or by contacting the Commission office at 425.558.4224). Comments regarding Westminster College's accreditation should be sent directly to: Dr. Sandra Elman, President Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100 Redmond, WA 98052  

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About Westminster

Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

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