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HLC meetings scheduled for students, faculty, staff

Oct. 13, 2010

KALAMAZOO--An Oct. 18-20 site team visit by 11 representatives of the Higher Learning Commission will include separate open meetings for Western Michigan University students, faculty and staff.

Higher Learning Commission Open Meetings
Tuesday, Oct. 19, Bernhard Center South Ballroom

  • Meeting for staff, 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Meeting for faculty, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
  • Meeting for students, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • High Learning Commission Oct. 18-20."We're encouraging all members of these important campus constituencies to attend a meeting so they can learn more about the process and provide any feedback the HLC team asks to hear," says Dr. Eileen Evans, vice provost for institutional effectiveness.

    For the past two years, Evans has led campus preparations for the decennial visit that is part of the University's continuing accreditation efforts. Visit wmich.edu/hlc for more information.

    WMU has been accredited by the North Central Association continuously since 1915. The last self-examination and subsequent site visit in 2001 were part of the regular reaccreditation process that occurs every 10 years.

    The Higher Learning Commission is an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The commission accredits, thereby granting membership in the commission and in the North Central Association to degree-granting educational institutions in the 19-state North Central region.

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    Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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