NWCCU

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is a non-governmental, non-profit, membership organization, overseeing regional accreditation for over 160 institutions in the seven-state Northwest region – Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington – and for a limited number of institutions outside the U.S. Its decision-making body consists of up to 24 Commissioners – institutional representatives and public members – a chair and the President, who is ex-officio.

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, which can trace its history to 1917, is one of seven regional organizations, recognized since 1952 by the U.S. Department of Education as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness.

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The deadline for submissions is October 15thCheck here for more information on the nomination and adjudication process.

After a seven year, comprehensive and rigorous process, SFU is the first Canadian research university to be granted accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  

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