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Preparation for Reaccreditation

Winona State University will hosted a Peer Review Team from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) March 19-21.  Although this was not the final step in accreditation, it represents a key juncture in the process.  In preparation for this event, Winona State University undertook the following actions:

  • March 19-21, 2012: HLC on-campus visit
  • January 2012: Self Study Report sent to Accreditation Team.
  • September – October 2011: Draft reviewed by constituency groups across campus
  • Summer 2011: Self-study report drafted, reviewed by editor
  • April 2011: Members of the HLC Steering Committee attended HLC’s 116th Annual Meeting
  • January – April 2011: HLC Steering Committee compiled information into self-study report draft
  • October 2010: Self-Study Survey administered campus wide.
  • September 2010 – April 2011: University Mission Statement is reviewed and revised
  • October 2009: HLC liaison, Dr. Robert Appleson visited WSU and provided feedback on our progress and Self Study Outline.
  • April 2009: Members of the HLC Steering Committee attended HLC’s 114th Annual Meeting
  • October 2008-December 2011: Programs and units gathered information and compiled their individual reports
  • October 2008: Request for information sent to programs and units
  • August 2008 – April 2011: Numerous workshops held across campus in regard to HLC preparation and assessment plans
  • August 2008: HLC Steering Committee created Assessment Plan templates as guidance and sub-committees formed
  • April 2008: Members of the HLC Steering Committee attend the HLC’s 113th Annual Meeting.
  • Fall 2007: WSU’s HLC Steering Committee formed