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Public Comments Sought: Accreditation

September 1, 2010

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University alumni, faculty, staff, students, donors and friends, as well as community members, are invited to submit comments about the University for the institution's evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. All comments must be submitted by Jan. 14, 2011.

Western will undergo an in-depth evaluation visit Feb. 14-16, 2011 by a team representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Western has been accredited since 1913.

During the on-site visit, the accreditation team will review the University's ongoing ability to address commission requirements, criteria for accreditation, and special studies on distance learning, growing the University's two campuses and measuring and demonstrating the institution's values.

Comments, which must be in writing and signed, must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs (complaints or grievances will not be considered to be third-party comments). Comments will not be treated as confidential.

To submit comments by the Jan. 14 deadline, complete the form at or send comments to: Public Comment on Western Illinois University, The Higher Learning Commission, 30 N. Lasalle St., Ste. 2400, Chicago IL 60602.

For more information on the solicitation of public comments, contact Judi Dallinger or Joe Rives, accreditation co-chairs, at or

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