September 8, 2010
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Phyllis Noah, Communications Coordinator
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740)
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Shawnee State University to Undergo Quality Check-up
Shawnee State University will undergo a quality check-up
visit from Wednesday, Oct. 20 to Friday, Oct. 22 by a team
representing the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)
of The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central
Association of Colleges and Schools.
University has been accredited by the Commission since 1975.
Its accreditation is at the master’s degree level.
Learning Commission is one of six accrediting agencies in
the United States that provide institutional accreditation
on a regional basis. Institutional accreditation evaluates
an entire institution and accredits it as a whole. Other
agencies provide accreditation for specific programs.
Accreditation is voluntary.
Commission accredits approximately 1,100 institutions of
higher education in a 19-state region. The Commission is
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The goals of
the AQIP Quality Checkup Visit at Shawnee State University
continuing organizational quality improvement commitment;
the institution’s compliance with accreditation expectations
and counseling the institution concerning any issues that
require immediate attention; and,
and updating the relationship between the institution and
The public is
invited to submit comments regarding the university by
completing an online form at http://www.hlcommission.org/information-for-the-public/third-party-comment.html
or by writing:
Comment of Shawnee State University
LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
address substantive matters related to the quality of the
institution or its academic programs. Written, signed
comments must be received by Friday, Oct. 1. The Commission
cannot guarantee that comments received after the due date
will be considered. Comments should include the name,
address and telephone number of the person providing the
comments. Comments will not be treated as confidential.
Individuals with a specific dispute or grievance with an
institution should request the separate Policy on Complaints
document from the Commission office. The Higher Learning
Commission cannot settle disputes between institutions and
individuals. Complaints will not be considered third party