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Accreditation

Invitation for Public Comment

As part of the regular cycle for reaffirmation of accreditation, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is scheduled for a site visit by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) in conjunction with a Year Seven Self-Evaluation Report. The visit will take place in Juneau from April 24–26, 2019.

Regional accreditation recognizes institutional quality, effectiveness, and sustainability in fulfilling the institution’s mission. UAS’ mission is: Student learning enhanced by faculty scholarship, undergraduate research and creative activities, community engagement, and the cultures and environment of Southeast Alaska.

UAS has been accredited by NWCCU since 1983, and this single accreditation includes all UAS campuses — Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka. UAS’ accreditation was last reaffirmed in 2014.

As part of the process, UAS invites public comment on its qualifications for accreditation. Signed written comments should be sent to the Commission and will be shared with the institution, the evaluation committee, and the Commission itself. Comments are due to the Commission no later than March 22, 2019.

Mail comments to:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: (425) 558-4224

To obtain a copy of the Commission policy go to Public Notification and Third Party Comments Regarding Year Seven Evaluations on the NWCCU website, or contact the Commission office at (425) 558-4224.

Looking for detailed information?

Please visit our main accreditation page for detailed information concerning UAS accreditation, specialized accreditations, and past accreditation reports.