Welcome to the Accreditation 2017 Home Page
From 2008-2010, the University of Alaska Anchorage completed the process to renew our institutional accreditation with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. This renewal was completed as the university participated as a pilot institution in developing new accreditation standards and processes for the region. The pilot took place on a compressed schedule, completing seven years of reports and site visits over 2009 and 2010. Now that this pilot process is complete, UAA enters the new process. Please read on for more information about the timeline under the new process.
UAA submitted its first report to the NWCCU in September 2011. The Year One Report contains Chapter One of the comprehensive self-evaluation report. Chapter One presents UAA's Mission, Core Themes, and Expectations. In it, we describe what the university sets out to do, and how we will use data to make improvements and confirm that we are achieving our mission.
In subsequent reports, the university will update prior submissions and add chapters on Resources and Capacity, Planning and Implementation, Effectiveness and Improvement, and Mission Fulfillment, Adaptation, and Sustainability. This cycle will run from 2011 to 2017, with reports in 2011, 2014, and 2017. In addition to reports, there will be site visits in 2014 and 2017.
Current Accreditation Status Update
In April 2012, the Chancellor's Cabinet approved a refined set of accreditation core themes, objectives, and indicators. These changes were in response to recommendations from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The Board of Regents formally approved the Core Themes during their June 2012 meeting.
Five ad hoc Core Theme Evaluation Teams completed a process of evaluating the institution's accreditation core themes, objectives, and indicators and making recommendaitons for improvement.