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Quality Initiative

In 2012, The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools redesigned its accreditation pathway for its ten year re-accreditation cycle. As part of this process, the HLC requires universities and colleges to complete a Quality Initiative (QI) project.  The Commission encourages each institution to design a QI project that takes risks to innovate in order to take on a tough challenge or to pursue an as-of-yet unproven strategy to improve the quality of teaching and learning. In 2013, the University chose Quality Matters (QM) for its QI project. QM is a nationally-recognized, faculty-centered, peer-reviewed process designed to ensure the quality of online teaching and learning. It was selected because of its fit with the campus Strategic Plan, because of the dramatic growth of online education at UW-Green Bay, and because of the need to have a process in place to maintain the University’s high standards. The Quality Matters QI project is housed in the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL).

In July 2017, UW-Green bay submitted its Quality Initiative Report to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for review as part of its 10-year comprehensive review. The HLC Review was very positive and accepted the report as a genuine effort to improve the University’s quality of instruction.

Higher Learning Commission Quality Initiative Review 2017
UWGB Quality Initiative Report 2017
Quality Initiative Report 2013-2018
Quality Initiative Proposal