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How can I comment on SU's self-evaluation report for accreditation?

December 11, 2017

All students, staff, and faculty can access the Year Seven Self-Evaluation Report here on the Office of University Planning’s accreditation website. Please direct your comments and corrections to Sophia Sansone, accreditation and assessment manager, at sansones@seattleu.edu no later than Jan. 11, 2018. 

Seattle University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). As an accredited institution of higher education, Seattle University must continually demonstrate that it is meeting the standards set by NWCCU

During this past year the Office of University Planning sought and received substantial input from various offices, individuals and groups across campus. The Academic Assembly, the Student Government of Seattle University, the Graduate Student Council, the Student Bar Association, program directors, deans and cabinet members all reviewed drafts and/or provided input.  More than 200 faculty, staff, and students have contributed to the drafting of the self-evaluation report. 

In April 2018, the university will host a team of nine academic professionals from our region trained by NWCCU to review the university’s policies and practices as part of the process of reaffirming the university’s accreditation for the next seven years. In early February 2018 the Office of University Planning will send NWCCU the final version of the Year Seven Self-Evaluation Report for the team to study prior to their visit. The evaluation team’s visit to campus will be on April 25, 26 and 27, 2018. During the visit students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to meet with the evaluators. More information about these meetings will be announced prior to the visit. University Planning will present to various groups and host several information sessions in Winter term to familiarize members of the Seattle University community with the accreditation process and what to expect during the visit. 

For more information, contact Sansone at Sansones@seattleu.edu or 206-296-2809.