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NWCCU announces Online Town Hall sessions in December 2018

Nov. 27, 2018

As part of its ongoing process of self-reflection, and in accordance with U. S. Department of Education regulations and the NWCCU Bylaws, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has undertaken a cycle of review for its Eligibility Requirements (“ERs”), Policies, and the Standards of Accreditation (“Standards”).

The process of revision includes the opportunity for feedback from key constituents, including institutional leadership, faculty, staff, and students, as well as the public. This self-reflective exercise provides all constituents the opportunity to assess the processes around NWCCU’s accreditation activities (including the cycle of evaluation and the methods of evaluation).

The process will be overseen by the NWCCU Bylaws, Standards, and Policies Committee, which is chaired by Board of Commissioners’ Secretary, Deneece Huftalin, President, Salt Lake Community College.

The public has participated in a series of Town Halls, and that series concludes with two Online Town Halls on December 6th at 1pm PST and December 11th at 1pm PST.

To register for the Online Town Halls, please visit the NWCCU website event calendar at:

If you have additional questions about the process for Standards or Eligibility Requirements revision, please contact Mac Powell, Senior Fellow, at