HLC Accreditation: Help Needed

A note from Associate Provost Clif Ganyard requesting your help for the HLC Accreditation process:
“UWGB is preparing for its upcoming re-accreditation in 2017-2018. Accreditation is an important process that signifies the University’s academic qualifications, and on a practical level, makes the University eligible for federal funding and our students eligible for federal loans. UWGB is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation body. The University is on what is called an Open Pathway, the most important part of which is the Assurance System. The Assurance System is a system that universities use to present evidence that they meet the Criteria for Accreditation established by the HLC. Currently 50 individuals have agreed to serve on five different Accreditation Working Groups (AWG), one for each of the HLC’s criteria (Mission, Integrity, Teaching, Assessment, Resources). These groups already have begun scouring the University for the evidence that demonstrates UWGB’s record of excellence and efforts to live up to the high standards set by the HLC. This is very important work, and they will need help finding and collecting the appropriate documents to serve as evidence. If asked by one of these groups to provide documentation or to answer questions, please provide them with whatever assistance you can afford. By doing so, you will help make this work easier.”