IWS Accreditation Self-Study Update & Next Week’s Surveys

To: IWS Students, Board, Faculty, Staff and Alumni
From: Jim Hart, President

In February of 2015 the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Study will be considered for reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education. An important component in our preparation for reaccreditation involves the work being done by our Accreditation Self-Study Committee (ASSC) to lead the process of self-study. This committee comprises representatives of the faculty, administrative staff, governing board, alumni, and student body of IWS. Another important component of our reaccreditation work involves preparation for a site visit team this coming June during our on-campus session.

The self-study being led by the ASSC forms the backbone of the entire process and is the major document used in informing the site team and Commission on Accreditation of our readiness for continued accreditation. To provide additional input to the self-study report, some students, faculty and alumni will receive a survey that will be distributed next week. It is critically important that those of you receiving a survey complete and submit it by no later than October 29th, 2013.

I cannot emphasize too much the importance of this reaccreditation process and the value your input will contribute to the evaluation and future direction of IWS. Please contact our Director of Accreditation, Assessment and Planning, Dr. Steve Huntley if you have any questions or concerns. He can be reached at steve.huntley@iws.edu.

Thank you for all you do to help make IWS successful in achieving its mission!

Grace and peace,
Jim Hart

About the author

President of IWS and DWS Graduate.



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