Accreditation team to visit UW-Green Bay for 10-year review

Public invited to Open Sessions, Oct. 9, 2017

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is preparing for the institution’s 10-year Comprehensive Accreditation Review. As part of the process, the University will host a Peer Review Team Site Visit, October 9-10, 2017, on behalf of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC is one of several organizations in the United States recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, will review the University based on several academic and practical criteria addressing mission, educational quality, ethical integrity and compliance with federal and academic progress.

The public is invited to the concurrent sessions held in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union, from 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9. A complete itinerary of the visit is available at (HLC Visit/ Site Visit Itinerary).

“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,” says UW-Green Bay Associate Provost Clif Ganyard. “It also signifies that an external party has reviewed the University’s structure, mission and processes, and can confirm that we have, in fact, met standards of education excellence.”

During the site visit, the HLC will have previewed hundreds of pages of required documentation about UW-Green Bay and will come prepared to meet with individuals or groups representing faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members to discuss such things as educational quality, culture, fiscal responsibility, etc.

“Following the visit, the team will make a recommendation to the HLC as to our accreditation, most likely with suggestions for ways in which we can improve,” Ganyard said. “We expect to hear back from the HLC in a few weeks, but the final decisions make take up to two or three months.” Any questions about the process can be directed to Ganyard at

UWGB has been accredited by the HLC since 1972.  Its last comprehensive evaluation occurred in 2007.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,030 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit

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