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Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities reaffirms Idaho State University’s accreditation

February 3, 2015
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The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has reaffirmed Idaho State University’s accreditation after the completion of the Fall 2014 Year Seven Evaluation.

“We are pleased that the NWCCU and the peer evaluation committee recognized ISU’s commitment to academic quality,’ said Laura Woodworth-Ney, provost and vice president of academic affairs.

In reaffirming the University’s accreditation, the Commission commended ISU on several key areas including campus safety, culture of student support and community outreach efforts. ISU was also applauded for the recent program prioritization process, which engaged campus constituents in “a thoughtful, comprehensive, and inclusive process” guiding the institution’s strategic planning and budgeting efforts.

The NWCCU’s evaluation committee also offered recommendations, including aligning core themes, indicators, and benchmarks more directly with the University’s mission statement, building upon ISU’s present governance framework, integrating all campus plans into a comprehensive planning process and improving assessment efforts. “We will address these recommendations as we work together as a campus community in our strategic planning efforts,” Woodworth-Ney said.

The NWCCU’s Fall 2014 Year Seven Evaluation is available online at http://idahostateu.com/accred_eval.

The NWCCU is an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of 162 higher education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.


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