Welcome to the Accreditation 2017 Home Page
UAA is preparing for a Year Seven comprehensive evaluation and site visit by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) in 2017. This seven-year cycle began with a Year One Report in 2011, and most recently a Mid-Cycle Review in 2014. The Mid-Cycle Review was intended to evaluate UAA's readiness for the Year Seven Report at the end of the cycle.
Please visit the 2017 Reports and Documents page to access reports, including the 2014 Mid-Cycle Review.
Please visit the 2017 Briefings page for updates on the 2017 cycle.
Please visit the 2017 Timeline page for information on the cycle.
Core Theme Indicators
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.
The Cabinet approved modifications to the core theme objectives and indicators in early 2015, following guidance received during the Fall 2014 Mid-Cycle Evaluation. The core themes approved by the Regents in 2012 were not affected by these changes.
Accreditation Pilot (2008-2010)
From 2008-2010, the University of Alaska Anchorage completed the process to renew our institutional accreditation with the NWCCU. 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. The links above provide more information about the current cycle, now that the pilot process is complete.
Please visit the 2010 Pilot page to read more about the pilot.