Original Issuance Date: March 4, 2020

Last Revision Date: March 4, 2020

1. PURPOSE OF PROCEDURES

These Procedures state the actions required for regional accreditation.

2. RESPONSIBLE UW SYSTEM OFFICER

Associate Vice President of Academic Programs and Educational Innovation

3. DEFINITIONS

Higher Learning Commission (HLC): HLC is a regional accreditor that accredits colleges and universities in a 19-state region of the United States, including Wisconsin.

4. PROCEDURES

A.  The UW System President and the Associate Vice President of Academic Programs and Educational Innovation will each receive copies, via apei@uwsa.edu, of any institutional self-study prior to the campus visit by the accreditation team.

B.  The UW System President or designee will meet with the accreditation team.

C.  A representative of the Board of Regents (Regents) will be invited by the UW institution to meet with the accreditation team during the visit.

D.  The UW System President and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs will each receive a copy of the accrediting team’s report. The report shall be submitted to the Associate Vice President of Academic Programs and Educational Innovation via apei@uwsa.edu.

E.  If the accreditation statement recommends changes or improvements, a discussion will take place between the respective Vice Chancellor and the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.

5. RELATED DOCUMENTS

UW System Administrative Policy 175, Accreditation Visits and Reports

6. HISTORY

First approved: March 4, 2020