Regional Accreditation Visit for UM Scheduled for Early May

February 27, 2017

MISSOULA – The University of Montana will hold its comprehensive evaluation visit from the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities on Monday and Tuesday, May 1-2.

UM has accreditation status with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. In 2014, UM completed its mid-cycle evaluation and its accreditation was reconfirmed.

The purpose of the May visit is to evaluate the quality of UM’s participation in NWCCU’s Demonstration Project. The Demonstration Project assesses the degree to which UM is fulfilling its mission, as evidenced by the data available on student learning and general education.

In preparation for the May visit, NWCCU invites individuals to send comments directly to the commission. The comments should be sent to the following address by April 1:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052

Comments are considered with regard to an institution’s qualification for candidacy or accreditation. Signed comments are forwarded, as received, to the institution, evaluation committee and the commission.

Individuals can obtain a copy of Commission Policy A-5, “Public Notification and Third Party Comments Regarding Full-Scale Evaluations” by visiting and clicking on the “Standards and Policies” link and then the “Operational Policies” link. They also can call the commission office at 425-558-4224.


Contact: Nathan Lindsay, UM associate provost for dynamic learning, 406-243-4689, .