As part of the institution’s accreditation process, we must demonstrate that the University complies with specific regulations outlined by the U.S. Department of Education. Areas reviewed include:
- Assignment of Credits, Program Length and Tuition
- Institutional Records of Student Complaints
- Publication of Transfer Policies
- Practices for Verification of Student Identity
- Publication of Student Outcome Data
- Standing With State and Other Accrediting Agencies
The full process is explained on the HLC Federal Compliance Program page. Below is UWGB's Federal Compliance Filing form:
As a result of the UW Colleges and Extension Restructuring Project - known as Project Coastal at UWGB - UWGB added three branch campuses in Manitowoc, Marinette, and Sheboygan. At that time, the HLC informed us that we would need to complete a Multi-location Visit Institutional Report as part of our Comprehensive Review. The process is described on the HLC’s Multi-location Visit page. In 2019, however, UWGB requested that Manitowoc, Marinette, and Sheboygan be reclassified as additional locations, which was approved July 24, 2019. (The differences between campus/branch campus and additional location are explained in HLC’s Glossary.) As a result of the new classification, we are not required to submit a Multi-location Visit Report to the HLC at this time. However, the process of writing the report produced a useful document which is being used as evidence in the Assurance Argument.
The HLC also requires that we submit a report on how we responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information about HLC’s conduct of comprehensive reviews during the pandemic is available on its Accreditation Reviews During the Pandemic
- UWGB COVID-19 Planning and Process Changes Report
As part of its 10-year Comprehensive Accreditation process, the University is required to request comments from students. UWGB conducted this survey April 5-14, 2021. UWGB communicated with students to request they complete the survey through a variety of media, including email, navigate, Canvas, Twitter, and Facebook. The report summary is forthcoming.