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University Accreditation

The University of Wyoming, and all UW academic programs, are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 263-0456. http://www.ncahlc.org/component/com_directory/Action,ShowBasic/Itemid,/instid,1726/

In addition, many individual academic programs are either approved, accredited or hold membership as indicated below.

Recognized or accredited by:

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • American Association of Museums
  • American Association of Vet Lab Diagnosticians
  • American Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Dental Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association of American Law Schools
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Computer Science Accreditation Commission (a participating body of ABET)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Society for Range Management
  • Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board

Holds membership in:

  • American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
  • American Association of University Women
  • American Council on Education
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Association for the Advancement of International Education
  • Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions
  • Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • Justice Research and Statistics Association
  • National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges
  • National Network for Educational Renewal
  • Newberry Consortium for American Indian Studies
  • University Continuing Education Association
  • Western Cooperative for Educational Technology
  • Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Institution Articulation Agreements:

  • NOLS - National Outdoor Leadership School
  • Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Community College Commission
  • Teton Science School
  • Wyoming Community Colleges

Memberships are also held in various discipline-related organizations. For more information, contact the appropriate department.

For information regarding accreditation/membership, contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

The University of Wyoming is a member of, and active participant in, the National Commission on Accrediting, an organization which endeavors to coordinate all accrediting activities.

Assessment of Student Learning at the University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming is committed to providing students with high quality academic programs and services. As a result, UW is actively engaged in several processes to assess student learning with the ultimate goal of continuous improvement. A university wide assessment plan and individual department plans are in various stages of implementation. The purpose of these plans is to identify and articulate student learning outcomes - the skills, abilities, and knowledge that students are expected to acquire by the completion of their programs - and the means by which these outcomes would be measured. Learning is assessed at the university, college and departmental levels. Current assessment activities include, but are not limited to, surveys, interviews, portfolios, exams and senior capstone projects. In order for UW's assessment efforts to be successful, students must become engaged in the process. As such, students are expected and/or required to complete various assessments as determined by the university or department prior to the awarding of degrees.

For more information regarding the student learning outcomes for a particular program of study, see the section on College and Division Programs. For further information about the University of Wyoming's assessment of student learning efforts, see the Assessment of Student Learning Web page at http://www.uwyo.edu/ams/.

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