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2019-2026 Accreditation Cycle

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities represents the Commission’s judgment that an institution is satisfactorily achieving its mission and educational purposes and that it meets or exceeds the Commission’s standards of quality and effectiveness. The goal of the process is to provide an evaluation of the overall quality of Linfield’s educational programs with a specific focus on student learning outcomes as outlined in the standards set by the NWCCU.

Review the Mid-Cycle Report here.

Our virtual mid-cycle review took place on April 25-26, 2022. The NWCCU commissioners meet to review the evaluation committee's report in June and more information is shared with the Linfield community in late summer.

Our year seven review is scheduled for spring 2026.

Accreditation update archives

Accreditation Steering Committee

Jennifer Ballard, director of institutional research
Ginny Blackson, library director
Virlena Crosley, associate professor and associate dean of the School of Business
Jeff MacKay, vice president for student affairs
Joe Latulippe, director of academic advising
Jennifer Madden, dean of the School of Business
Rachel Norman, assistant professor of English and director of writing
Gerardo Ochoa, vice president for enrollment and student success
Amy Orr, faculty representative, professor of sociology
Gennie VanBeek, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences