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Preparing for Accreditation 2024

In April 2024, WVU will undergo a comprehensive evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission to ensure it is meeting the criteria for accreditation. This Year 10 reaffirmation of accreditation will include the submission and review of a full report from WVU demonstrating compliance with the five criteria, a federal compliance review for Title IV support eligibility, a student opinion survey, and an on-site peer review visit.

Throughout the course of the next year, the WVU Office of the Provost will host a series of presentations and discussions focused on each of the HLC’s criteria for accreditation. WVU faculty and staff are encouraged to engage in the process through these interactive events. By learning about the re-affirmation process and each of the criterion for accreditation, faculty and staff will be able to identify where they are able to contribute to the self-study and provide supporting evidence to highlight work being done in each area.

Schedule of Events

Specific details about upcoming events will be added to this site and shared in ENEWS and through other communication platforms as dates approach.

February 3, 2023

Introduction to WVU's 2024 HLC Comprehensive Re-Affirmation of Accreditation

In this webinar, Associate Provost for Curriculum and Assessment and WVU's Accreditation Liaison Officer Lou Slimak will introduce the campus community to the accreditation process and the series of campus events to support it. The session will also cover what accreditation is, how faculty and staff can contribute ahead of and during the accreditation process, WVU's recent history with the Higher Learning Commission, and topics of national interest across the regional accreditors.

march 3, 2023

HLC Accreditation Criterion 1: Mission

  • 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • In-person location TBD

April 14, 2023

HLC Accreditation Criterion 2: Integrity

  • 1:30 - 3 p.m.
  • In-person location TBD

september 1, 2023

HLC Accreditation Criterion 3: Teaching and Learning Quality, Resources and Support

  • 10:30 a.m. - noon
  • In-person location TBD

october 6, 2023

HLC Accreditation Criterion 4: Teaching and Learning Evaluation and Improvement

  • 1:30 - 3 p.m.
  • In-person location TBD

november 3, 2023

HLC Accreditation Criterion 5: Institutional Effectiveness, Resources and Planning

  • 10:30 a.m. - noon
  • In-person location TBD

january 19, 2024

HLC Accreditation Self-Study: Final Campus Review

  • 1:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Zoom webinar