COVID-19

As the COVID-19 situation continues to affect our region, the safety of our member institutions, ALOs, volunteer Evaluators, and NWCCU staff is of utmost importance.
Based on the guidance from the United States Department of Education and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and state and county public health departments we will be alerting our institutions via email and other means.
Please check this webpage from time to time for the latest information.
Please send us an email at Info@NWCCU.org if you need additional information.
Thank you and please stay safe and healthy.

 

United States Department of Education Letter RE: Information for Accrediting Agencies Regarding Temporary Flexibilities Provided to Coronavirus Impacted Institutions or Accrediting Agencies

 

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) Resolution Regarding Certain Operations During Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19

 

NWCCU Communications:

March 25th – Spring 2020 Evaluation Visit Costs

March 13th – Spring 2020 Virtual Evaluation Visits

March 10th – NWCCU Instructions to Institutions with Shifts to Online Instruction or Cancellation of Classes

March 6th – COVID-19 Impacts to Spring Visits

USDOE Resources

Information from USDOE: https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus

Interim Guidance for Administrators of Higher Ed: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-ihe-response.html

Guidance for Interruption of Study: https://ifap.ed.gov/electronic-announcements/030520Guidance4interruptionsrelated2CoronavirusCOVID19

 

Broadband Support:

Press Release Regarding Broadband & Telecom Companies Pledge for Next 60 Days: https://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2020/03/telecom-companies-agree-keep-america-online-during-covid-19-crisis/163774/

https://www.cnet.com/news/carriers-are-suspending-internet-data-caps-during-coronavirus/

Charter Press Release: https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more

Charter Provider Zone: https://providersbyzip.com/charter-communications-availability

COVID-19 Guidance from Specialized Programmatic Accreditors

ACENhttps://www.acenursing.org/about/news/covid-19-correspondence/

Audiology and Speech Pathology: https://caa.asha.org/about/coronavirus-covid-19/

Association of Theological Schools: https://www.ats.edu/uploads/resources/accrediting-letter.pdf

Clinical Laboratory Sciences: https://naaclsnews.org/2020/03/13/teach-out-plans-and-covid-19/

Clinical Pastoral Education: https://www.acpe.edu/ACPE/News/Stories/2020/AccreditationUpdate031620.aspx

COCA: https://osteopathic.org/wp-content/uploads/COCA-Guidance-regarding-Coronavirus.pdf

Counseling: https://www.cacrep.org/for-programs/updates-on-covid-19/

Nuclear Medicine Technology: https://www.jrcnmt.org/statement-on-covid-19/

Nursing Anesthesiology: https://www.coacrna.org/coa-statement-regarding-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/

Physician Assistant: http://www.arc-pa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus-guidelines-Joint-Statement-from-ARC-PA-and-PAEA-03.10.2020.pdf

Physical Therapy: http://www.capteonline.org/uploadedFiles/CAPTEorg/Homepage/CAPTE%20Response%20to%20COVID-19.pdf

Respiratory Care: https://www.coarc.com/News-and-Events/News/COVID-19-Correspondence-to-CoARC-accreditted-Progr.aspx

Social work: https://www.cswe.org/News/News/CSWE-Responding-to-Coronavirus