Purdue University gets an opportunity to take a comprehensive look at itself — to assess its programs and operations in preparation for a review for reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools . Purdue, which has been accredited continually since 1913, was last reviewed and fully accredited during 1999-2000.
The self-study effort was co-chaired by Christine Ladisch, then, vice provost for academic affairs, and Mark Pagano, dean of Continuing Education and Conferences. The two-year-plus process involved teams of Purdue faculty, staff, and students who assessed changes and progress made since the last review and identified opportunities and challenges throughout the University. More than 300 faculty and staff took part in the preparations for the review, which was conducted March 21-24, 2010. Each college/school and support area at Purdue had a liaison who assisted in providing information to the committees.
On October 26, 2010, the Higher Learning Commission issued formal notification that accredited status has been continued for Purdue University. The evaluation team’s full report on their site visit is available here .