Welcome! This page includes a description of accreditation, our outcomes, where we are in the process, ways to get involved, why it’s important and Lane’s accredited status.
What is Accreditation?
As defined by the Department of Education, the purpose of accreditation is to ensure that higher education institutions meet acceptable levels of quality. Lane is regionally accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental, self-regulatory process of quality assurance and institutional improvement. It is a continuous improvement cycle that begins anew each 7 years.
Our outcomes are to: align effort with Planning & Institutional Effectiveness, complete and submit year 7 report (by ~June 2021), prepare for and host NWCCU members (in ~Oct 2021) and raise awareness of accreditation and continuous improvement.
What's New: Survey Results
Our Accreditation Communication and Engagement Team invited Lane employees to participate in a survey to gauge awareness about the accreditation process. Overall, most respondents were aware of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) accreditation process. The survey results also pointed to some areas to focus future communication to help our campus community understand the impact and purpose of accreditation.
It’s the Accreditation Communication and Engagement Team’s goal to raise awareness about the process as we prepare for our 2021 NWCCU site visit. So, over the next year, expect to learn more than you ever wanted to know about accreditation and your role in continuous improvement at Lane.