SWOSU Seeking Comments for Fall Accreditation Visit


Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford and Sayre will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit October 4-6 by a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

All universities governed by the NCA are required to have visits at least once every 10 years.

SWOSU is seeking comments from the public about SWOSU in preparation for its reaccreditation evaluation by the HLC/NCA. Federal regulations regarding higher education require that accrediting agencies allow for public comment on the qualifications of those institutions under consideration for accreditation.

SWOSU has been accredited by the HLC/NCA since 1949. SWOSU's accreditation is at the first professional doctorate degree level and includes degree sites at various other locations within Oklahoma. The visiting team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet the HLC/NCA's Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding SWOSU to:

Public Comment on Southwestern Oklahoma State University
The Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago IL 60602

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Complaints will not be considered in this process. Comments should include the name, address and telephone number of the person providing the comments. Comments will not be treated as confidential.

All comments must be received by September 3, 2010.