Comments sought as part of UW-Madison reaccreditation

February 25, 2009 By Dennis Chaptman

As part of its reaccreditation process, the University of Wisconsin–Madison is seeking written public comments on the quality of the university and its academic programs.

“We’re encouraging everyone to share their perspectives, opinions and concerns about UW–Madison as we prepare for our 10-year review by our regional accrediting agency,” says Nancy Mathews, the university’s director of the reaccreditation project.

A team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools will visit the university on April 27-29. The team will review UW–Madison’s ongoing ability to meet the commission’s criteria for reaccreditation. UW–Madison has been continually accredited by the commission since 1913.

As part of that process, public comments are being accepted at: The Higher Learning Commission, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602. Comments must be received by March 27.

Comments must address matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs; must be in writing and signed; and cannot be treated as confidential.