UNCW faculty and staff will play a key role in reaffirming the university’s accreditation

Thursday 06 May 2021

Andy Mauk, Associate Rector for Institutional Research and Planning, and LJ Randolph, Associate Professor of World Languages ​​and Culture, will lead teams of campus representatives as they prepare documentation for the upcoming reaffirmation of accreditation status. of UNCW by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission des Colleges.

The reaffirmation of SACSCOC accreditation status takes place every 10 years and is a demonstration of the continued quality of UNCW teaching and recognition of the degrees and experiences that the university guarantees to its students. UNCW’s next reaffirmation is scheduled for 2023, with an on-site review by a team of external reviewers. The exam will include documentation to meet the 40 standards described.

As part of the reaffirmation process, UNCW will develop a new quality improvement plan. A PEQ selection committee will be chaired by Carol McNulty, Special Assistant to the Provost; Kate Nooner, professor of psychology; and Narcisa Pricope, associate professor of earth and ocean sciences.

The PFEQ is a five-year initiative designed to improve the quality of student learning and achievement. UNCW’s latest QEP, known as ETEAL – Live a transformative education through applied learning, has since become a cornerstone of the UNCW student experience.

The PEQ selection committee will include a representative sample of the university’s faculty and define a process for involving the campus community in solicitation, review and feedback on PEQ topics.

The process will lead to the identification of a topic to recommend as a PEQ initiative to the Rector and Chancellor. The QAP document is submitted to the accreditation team for review six weeks prior to the on-site review.

SACSCOC has accredited UNCW since 1952.

– Tricia Vance

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