UW-Green Bay achieves 10-year re-accreditation

GREEN BAY — A little affirmation is good for the soul. A lot is even better, especially when it comes from an impressive body like the Higher Learning Commission.

UW-Green Bay received word from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) this spring that it has been reaffirmed for the next 10 years. The HLC, one of several organizations in the United States recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, reviewed the University based on several academic and practical criteria addressing the mission, educational quality, and integrity, as well as compliance with federal regulations and academic progress as expressed in such efforts as the Quality Initiative.

During the process, the HLC previewed hundreds of pages of required documentation about UW-Green Bay and conducted an on-campus visit in October 2107 with representatives of faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members.

“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.”

In 2017-18, the federal dollars provided to UW-Green Bay students was more than $33.4 million. That includes federal grants, federal work-study funds and federal direct loans.

According to Ganyard, accreditation is an ongoing process. “We’re already working on the items we need to address, including work to improve the online education for students.”

UW-Green Bay has been accredited by the HLC since 1972. The whole report can be found online at http://www.uwgb.edu/accreditation/.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,158 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 www.uwgb.edu.

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Kinga Jacobson is UW-Green Bay’s new institutional research analyst

jacobsonKinga Jacobson Ed.D., has joined the Provost’s Office as the new institutional research analyst. Jacobson joins UW-Green Bay from Silver Lake College where she has served as director of institutional effectiveness and research since 2016. Previously, she worked as the director of information technology services in the Gibraltar Area School District and as a technology and faculty development consultant at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Jacobson earned a Master of Science and a Doctor of Education in Career and Technical Education from UW-Stout as well as a Master of Science in Information and Library Sciences from UW-Whitewater. “Kinga brings a wide range of experience and expertise that will be an asset to the University, especially in data analysis and institutional research and policy, and she has particular interests in accreditation and assessment,” says Associate Provost Clifton Ganyard. Jacobson’s appointment is effective Feb. 19, 2018. She reports to Ganyard.

 

Accreditation next steps? Visit with Peer Review Team, Oct. 9

UW-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 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 www.uwgb.edu/accreditation (HLC Visit/ Site Visit Itinerary).

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 www.uwgb.edu/accreditation (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 ganyardc@uwgb.edu.

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 www.uwgb.edu.

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Final accreditation review forum is Thursday, Sept. 21

Your final opportunity to attend an accreditation review forum is Thursday, Sept. 21 in the 1965 Room, University Union. 2017 marks the institution’s 10-year comprehensive accreditation review. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) will review the university’s educational quality and compliance with federal regulations, culminating in an on-campus visit by HLC reviewers in October. Many individuals across campus have helped prepare for this review. Now is the time to ask questions and talk about the progress toward accreditation! Light refreshments will be served. For more information please visit: www.uwgb.edu/accreditation.

Consider attending a fora on accreditation

2017 is a big year for UW-Green Bay, as it marks the institution’s 10-year Comprehensive Accreditation Review. This means that the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of several organizations in the United States recognized by the Department of Education, will review the University based on several academic and practical criteria addressing its mission, educational quality, and integrity, as well as compliance with federal regulations and academic progress as expressed in such efforts as the Quality Initiative. The HLC Peer Review Team will be on campus October 9 to 10 to meet with personnel and review the University’s practices. You are encouraged to participate. An accreditation website has been created and additional content about the Peer Review Team’s visit and how to prepare for it will be added soon. There are a number of documents already posted to the website, including the University’s Assurance Argument and Quality Initiative Project. As part of the University’s preparation for the visit, three fora on accreditation have been scheduled. Please mark your calendars and feel free to stop by to ask questions or talk about how you can contribute to our review.

  • Tues., Sept. 19, 12:30 to 2 p.m. 1965 Room
  • Wed., Sept. 20, 8:30 to 10 a.m. 1965 Room
  • Thurs., Sept. 21, 9:30 to 11a.m., 1965 Room

Wanted: your comments for accreditation process

UW-Green Bay is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit October 9 and 10, 2017 with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. UW-Green Bay has been accredited by HLC since 1972. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. The public is invited to submit comments by September 9, 2017 regarding the University at www.hlcommission.org/comment or to the following address:
Public Comment on The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing. For more information on the HLC Accreditation process and the importance to UW-Green Bay, visit www.uwgb.edu/accreditation or watch UW-Green Bay Accreditation Process Overview

Reminder: Seeking comments for accreditation

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic (10 year) evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The public is invited to submit comments regarding the quality of UW-Green Bay or its academic programs. For more information on the HLC Accreditation process and the importance to UW-Green Bay, visit www.uwgb.edu/accreditation.

Reminder: Seeking comments for HCL accreditation

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic (10 year) evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The public is invited to submit comments regarding the quality of UW-Green Bay or its academic programs. For more information on the HLC Accreditation process and the importance to UW-Green Bay, visit www.uwgb.edu/accreditation.

Seeking Comments for HLC Accreditation

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic (10 year) evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The public is invited to submit comments regarding the quality of UW-Green Bay or its academic programs.

Mail your comment

Public Comment on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

Submit your comment

All comments must:

  • be received by September 9, 2017
  • be submitted in writing
  • address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs

Preparing for a campus visit

UW-Green Bay will host a visit October 9 and 10, 2017 with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s criteria for accreditation.

About the accreditation process

UW-Green Bay holds a full 10-year accreditation (2007-17) from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and has maintained this status since 1972.

Accreditation assures quality of education, allows students to collect federal aid and signals confidence in the institution. For more information on the HLC Accreditation process and the importance to UW-Green Bay, visit www.uwgb.edu/accreditation.