According to NWCCU, regional accreditation of postsecondary institutions is a voluntary, non-governmental, self-regulatory process of quality assurance and institutional improvement. It recognizes higher education institutions for performance, integrity, and quality to merit the confidence of the educational community and the public.
Accreditation or preaccreditation by a postsecondary regional accrediting agency qualifies institutions and enrolled students for access to federal funds to support teaching, research, and student financial aid.
Ad-Hoc Self Evaluation Report: In response to a NWCCU request, the ad hoc report addresses mission fulfillment and assessment of learning outcomes for developmental education, general education, and academic programs.
Comprehensive Evaluation Committee Report: In accordance with a 10-year comprehensive accreditation review, this report details NWCCU's findings, commendations and recommendations to UMW based on a university self-study and NWCCU's 2010 campus visit.
UMW 2010 Comprehensive Self-Study: This report, prepared by the UMW Accreditation Steering Committee, gives a general overview of Montana Western and addresses NWCCU's nine accreditation standards.
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Montana Western is actively seeking a new chancellor to continue the university's rich traditions and innovative approach to higher education.
The Carnegie Foundation's 2009 U.S. Professor of the Year is taking Montana Western's experiential learning to the national stage.
University of Montana Western English professor Alan Weltzien is a champion of Montana literature.
Rebecca Petersen is a living testament to the proud tradition of teaching educators at the University of Montana Western.
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