Accreditation Steering & Advisory Committees

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The Accreditation Team

NPS' accreditation efforts are led by an Accreditation Steering Committee (ASC) that is supported by an Accreditation Advisory Committee (AAC) of faculty and staff from across the university.

Accreditation Steering Committee (ASC)

The Accreditation Steering Committee (ASC) is a standing committee responsible for guiding the University through Accreditation processes.  The ASC is composed of:

  • NPS Accreditation Liaison Officer to WSCUC
  • Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
  • Vice Provost, Academic Leadership (or Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs)
  • Vice Provost, Research
  • Associate Provost, Graduate Education
  • Faculty and staff engaged in assessment from across the campus

 (Link to document with current membership)

The Accreditation Advisory Committee (AAC) is an Ad Hoc committee of of faculty and staff from across the university.  It is convened, as necessary, to support the efforts of the ASC.

The Accreditation Steering committee is responsible for organizing and coordinating the self-evaluation process and for ensuring that appropriate progress is made (including monitoring the work from the responsible parties). In addition, it is an important role of the committee to ensure that evidence is shared within the institution and that relevant internal stakeholders, who have knowledge of data and who can contribute to the analysis of data and evidence, are involved in the process as appropriate.  The ASC can and should call upon the talents and experience of the AAC as needed, to ensure that all relevant perspectives are considered and benefitted from.

There are a number of principles that support a successful self-evaluation process. It should:  

  • Address the Commission’s Standards and meet other Commission requirements 
  • Provide content and evidence for the Institutional Self-Evaluation Report
  • Include institution-set standards for student achievement and learning outcomes
  • Provide and analyze existing evaluation, planning, and improvement data
  • Lead to an assessment, based on analysis of data, of the quality of the institution’s programs and services and its institutional effectiveness as well as the formulation of plans and actions for improvement
  • Involve the institutional stakeholders who have a role in improving institutional quality

                            2023 Accreditation Steering Committee meeting Schedule

The Accreditation Steering Committee (ASC) meets every second Thursday of the month from 1300-1500.  Teams meeting sent via email. (Click on the meeting date to view meeting minutes)

  • 12 January 2023
  • 09 February 2023
  • 09 March 2023
  • 13 April 2023
  • 11 May 2023
  • 08 June 2023
  • 13 July 2023
  • 10 August 2023
  • 14 September 2023
  • 12 October 2023
  • 09 November 2023 
  • 14 December 2023
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