The NWCCU accreditation cycle is completed over a seven-year period and guided by the Standards for Accreditation. The University of Oregon initiated a new seven-year accreditation cycle in 2018 under a set of five Standards for Accreditation that were adopted by NWCCU in 2010. These standards are reflected in the 2018 Year One Self-evaluation report and in the 2020 Mid-cycle Self-evaluation report.
NWCCU Accreditation Standards (effective January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2019)
- Standard 1. Mission and Core Themes
- Standard 2. Resources and Capacity
- Standard 3. Planning and Implementation
- Standard 4. Effectiveness and Improvement
- Standard 5. Mission Fulfillment, Adaption, and Sustainability
Effective January 1, 2020, the NWCCU adopted revisions to the Standards for Accreditation and evaluation cycle. The new 2020 Standards and evaluation cycle will guide future reporting requirements in the new Year 6 Policies, Regulations, and Financial Review (PRFR) and in the Year 7 Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness (EIE).
NWCCU Accreditation Standards (effective January 1, 2020)
- Standard 1. Student Success and Institutional Mission and Effectiveness
- Standard 2. Governance, Resources, and Capacity
|Reporting Cycle||Reporting Topic||Reports|
|2018 - Year 1||Self-Evaluation of Standard 1: Mission and Core Themes|
|2020 - Year 3||Mid-Cycle Self-Evaluation||Mid-cycle Self-evaluation Report|
|2023 - Year 6||Policies, Regulations, and Financial Review|
|2024 - Year 7||Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness|