Quality Initiative Final Report Due May 2015
Site visit April 11 & 12, 2016
Executive Committee Membership (2014-2015)
- Sandy Grunwald (HLC Liaison & Chem/Biochemistry)
- Patrick Barlow (Center for Adv. Teaching & Learning)
- Jennie Hartzheim (First Year Experience)
- Fred Pierce (Assoc VC Enrollment Management)
- Natalie Solverson (Institutional Research)
|Accreditation is the process officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for assuring prospective students and the public that a
university's quality and operations are reviewed on a regular basis. Accreditation indicates an endorsement that the institution meets clearly stated requirements
and criteria through open examination by experienced evaluators
familiar with accrediting requirements in a higher education
setting. The process provides an opportunity for critical
self-analysis and consultation leading to
further improvements in quality. UW-La Crosse is accredited at
the institutional level by the
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (HLC).
Accreditation through HLC's Open Pathway process consists of two major components culminating in a site visit every ten years:
Enhance rigor by checking institutional data annually and conducting Assurance Reviews twice in the ten-year cycle. Institutional data collected and provided represent traditional metrics and benchmarks of quality assurance and accountability.
A Major Quality Initiative
The institution undertakes a major Quality Initiative designed to suit its present concerns or aspirations. The Quality Initiative is intended to allow institutions to take risks, aim high, and if so be it, learn from only partial success or even failure.