Public Notifications

Salish Kootenai College seeks comments from the public in preparation for a periodic evaluation by its regional

accrediting agency.

The College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit October 8-10, 2013, by a team representing the Northwest

Commission on Colleges and Universities, the regional authority on educational quality and effectiveness for

higher education institutions in the Northwestern United States. Salish Kootenai College has been accredited by

the Northwest Commission since 1977. The College had its last full accreditation visit in 2003; accreditation was

reaffirmed in 2012 on the basis of a Year One Report (of a Seven Year Cycle).

As part of the regular NWCCU accreditation process, the evaluation team will visit the College on October 8-10 to

gather evidence that the self-study report is comprehensive and accurate. Following its review, the team will make a

recommendation to the Commission regarding continuing status for Salish Kootenai College. The Commission itself

will take the action regarding accreditation status.

Salish Kootenai College invites comments regarding the College’s qualification for re-accreditation. Please send

signed comments directly to the NWCCU:


8060 165th Ave. NE, Suite 100

Redmond, WA 98052

Comments must be received by September 10, 2013. Only signed comments will be considered.

Comments will be forwarded, as received, to the Evaluation Committee and the Commission. A copy of Public

Notification and Third Party Comments Regarding Full-Scale Evaluations (Commission Policy A-5) is available via

“Standards and Policies” and then “Operational Policies” on the Commission’s website,

The commission office may be reached by telephone at (425) 558-4224 or by fax at (425) 376-0596.

Regional accreditation of colleges and universities is a voluntary, non-governmental, self-regulatory process to

assure educational quality and promote continuous improvement.