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USU Regional Accreditation Comprehensive Evaluation is March 26-28

Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018

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Utah State University is having its regional accreditation comprehensive evaluation conducted by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), March 26-28. 

Regional accreditation is a process of quality assurance and institutional improvement, and NWCCU is an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the regional authority on education quality and institutional effectiveness. The nine-person Evaluation Committee will issue its preliminary findings on the final day of their campus visit (March 28) at 10 a.m. in the TSC ballroom, for those interested in the results of the review.

As a part of their review activities, the Evaluation Committee has asked the university to schedule three open meetings for the afternoon of Monday, March 26, as follows:

  • Students Open Meeting (students only – light refreshments served): 1-1:50 p.m., Eccles Conference Center Auditorium (Room 216)
  • Faculty Open Meeting (faculty only, no administrators or staff): 2-2:50 p.m., Eccles Conference Center Auditorium (Room 216)
  • Staff Open Meeting (staff only, no administrators or faculty): 3-3:50 p.m., ECC Auditorium (Room 216)

The March 26 open meetings will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to (separately) give direct feedback to the visiting Evaluation Committee from NWCCU, and to ask any questions of interest or concern with regard to the accreditation process or USU’s Self-Study Report. 

The closing meeting for the NWCCU Comprehensive Evaluation is Wednesday, March 28, at 10 a.m. in the Taggart Student Center Ballroom on the Logan campus. For those at other USU campus locations, the meeting will be broadcast through

The Self-Study to interested stakeholders is available here.

Contact: Michael Torrens,

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