Promoting Academic Excellence at UNL

NCA Accreditation News and Updates

March 2006 – Self-study Drafts Are Online

Drafts of portions of the Self-study are now available. Members of the University community are invited to provide feedback on the drafts during each draft's open comment period.

March 8, 2006 – A Note from Chancellor Perlman

Chancellor Harvey Perlman sent the following note to UNL faculty and staff on March 8, 2006:

Dear Colleagues,

In about a month, we will begin the third administration of the Gallup's Q12 and I10 surveys. As I have in the past, I encourage you to complete these two instruments, which will take about ten minutes. I know that there are mixed reactions toward the survey, but I also know that many neighborhoods have developed effective plans to improve the climate for their faculty and staff. Regardless of your views on the ultimate validity, I hope you will participate in a meaningful way.

As you may be aware, UNL is preparing our self-study report for the North Central Accreditation process. We have elected to follow a new model for accreditation that, in our case, will focus on our strategic academic planning process. To understand how strategic academic planning is perceived on campus, the Gallup survey will also include a few short questions regarding your understanding of and engagement with the strategic planning process. Thus your participation will also be helping us with the accreditation report.

In the next few weeks, you will be contacted by Gallup with the details of the survey. In the meantime, if you have any questions you may address them to

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this important activity.