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Matters pertaining to assessment and accreditation at Whitman College fall under the responsibilities of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Helen Kim (kimh2@whitman.edu), who serves as the College's Accreditation Liaison Officer. The College’s Assessment Committee, chaired by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, consists of the three elected faculty Division Chairs, the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, the Director of Institutional Research, the Chief Information Officer, the Director of Enterprise Technology, and the Senior Associate Dean of Students.


Information about the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities’ new accreditation standards and procedures can be found on the Commission’s website. Review the new standards.

Whitman College’s Assessment Committee meets regularly to work on documents and tasks required by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities for accreditation. The most recent Year One Report was submitted to the NWCCU in March, 2018. In this document, the College revised and reestablished its institutional mission and core themes to align with the goals of strategic planning. Past accreditation reports, as well as information about the accreditation cycle, are linked below.

Questions about Whitman’s accreditation process in the NWCCU may be addressed to the College’s Accreditation Liaison Officer, Helen Kim (kimh2@whitman.edu).

Accreditation Links and Documents:

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