May 3, 2010

Team to visit college May 3-5

WNC Preparing for Accreditation Visit

Western Nevada College is preparing for its comprehensive decennial evaluation in May by members of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, with the goal of reaffirming its accreditation. A team of evaluators will visit the college's campuses Monday-Wednesday, May 3-5, to evaluate how well the college has fulfilled its mission in areas that include academic programs, student services, facilities, processes, and progress toward goals.

Evaluators are chosen from peer colleges around the country. They will review a college self-study document that is being prepared by WNC faculty and staff, and then personally meet with students, faculty, staff and community stakeholders.

WNC's accreditation was reaffirmed in 2005, following the regular interim evaluation visit by the Northwest Commission. The college also submitted a progress report in 2007.

Members of the public were invited to comment about the college's qualification for candidacy or accreditation. Comments were required to be submitted in writing with an original signature and directed to the president of the Northwest Commission.

Address: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 8060 165th Ave. NE, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052, Attn: Dr. Sandra E. Elman, President. The Commission office may be reached by phone at 425-588-4224 or by fax at 425-376-0596.

To obtain a copy of Commission Policy A-5, "Public Notification and Third Party Comments Regarding Full-Scale Evaluation," follow the "Standards and Policies" and then the "Operational Policies" link on the commission's web site (www.nwccu.org), or contact the commission office at 425-558-4224.

Press Release: January 21, 2010

For additional information, please contact:
WNC Information and Marketing Services
2201 W. College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3234
Fax: 775-445-3198
E-mail: info_desk@wnc.edu


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