Spread the word – the university needs your help!

Spread the word – the university needs your help!

Dear University of Nebraska-Lincoln family,

This fall, the university is entering the home stretch of a three-year process to reaffirm its accreditation. Now, we’re asking you to help bring this effort across the finish line.

In the coming weeks we are hosting forums open to faculty, staff and students to learn how you can aid in this all-important reaffirmation of accreditation. For those who don’t know what that might mean, accreditation is an official assurance that the university meets national educational standards and that it is continually improving. The university has enjoyed accreditation for more than a century, having been last accredited for a 10-year term in 2006.

The accreditation process provides an excellent opportunity to recognize the significant accomplishments we’ve made since then, and also identify areas for improvement and investment. The forums are in advance of a visit from a peer-review team on behalf of our accreditors in late October.

All members of the university play an important role in assuring a successful reaccreditation, and I encourage everyone to be a part of shaping our future by attending one of the sessions. They are at 1 p.m. Sept. 12 in Regency A of the Nebraska Union; 10:30 a.m. Sept. 14 in Regency A of the Nebraska Union; and 11 a.m. Sept. 15 in the Cottonwood Room in the East Union. We will provide a brief presentation about the accreditation process, highlight areas we know the peer review team will be especially interested in, and allow time for lots of questions.

No advance registration is necessary for these hour-long sessions. If you’re interested in knowing more about the accreditation process and the criteria involved, please take a look at the university’s dedicated website on the topic.

Thank you in advance for your commitment to this essential matter. We’re excited to show the significant strides our university has made in the past decade, and to share our plans for the future. You’ve been a big part of our success, and your voice matters.