The organization that accredits Northwest colleges and universities is asking the public to comment on Corban’s performance.
Once every decade, accredited public and private colleges and universities in the United States must submit themselves for evaluation to be re-accredited. Oregon and six other states are monitored by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. An NWCCU evaluation committee will visit Corban Oct. 25-27 and recommend to the Commission’s board whether to reaffirm the college’s regional accreditation.
“This is a process that happens once every 10 years to institutions in all seven states,” said Linda Samek, Corban’s provost.
Alumni, students, staff, past students and community members who want to share their opinions about the college’s qualifications should send written comments to the Commission by Sept. 20. Only signed comments will be considered.
“These comments will give the committee insight into what they might want to look into when they get here,” Samek said.
An NWCCU committee made its last full visit in 1995, after which the board voted to reaffirm Corban’s regional accreditation. In 2004, Corban was approved to begin its first program at the graduate level.
Comments should be mailed to NWCCU, 8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100, Redmond, Wash., 98052-3981.