As part of the ACBSP accreditation process a team of three evaluators were on campus March 12-14, 2012. The purpose of their visit was to verify the contents of the self-study and our program's compliance with ACBSP standards. The visit is fact-finding in nature. The team does not make a recommendation regarding accreditation but simply reports its findings to the ACBSP Board of Commissioners. The board makes the decision regarding accreditation.
The site evaluators report their findings in the form of strengths and opportunities for improvement (OFI). ACBSP follows the Baldrige Award criteria model of continuous improvement. Therefore OFIs are intended to help the institution improve the quality of its programs and/or processes. An OFI may, but not necessarily does, mean that the program does not meet ACBSP standards. Only the Board of Commissioners decide if the program meets standards or not.
For more information regarding the ACBSP accreditation process, please read the Process for Obtaining Accreditation booklet below.
In late March 2010, the Division of Business submitted the ACBSP preliminary questionnaire.
In January 2012 the Division of Business submitted its self-study. The self-study is attached later on this page.
On March 26, 2012 the site evaluation team's report (Evaluation Feedback Report) was received by NWOSU. Below is this report.
On April 6, 2012, NWOSU sent its response to the the Evaluation Feedback Report to ACBSP. Below is the response:
On May 14, 2012, NWOSU received the official notice of accreditation.
Letter of Accreditation