Higher Learning Commission

Quality Initiative 2017

UW-River Falls is on the Open Pathway for accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission.  The Commission requires the institution to undertake a major Quality Initiative designed to suit its present concerns or aspirations. The Quality Initiative takes place between years 5 and 9 of the 10-year Open Pathway Cycle. The Quality Initiative is intended to allow institutions to take risks, aim high and, if so be it, learn from only partial success or even failure.

UW-River Falls chose "Comprehensive Internationalization" as its quality initiative.  The Commission's Review was very positive and accepted the report as a genuine effort to internationalize the institution.  Comments included

  • "Results have been impressive."
  • "Campus engagement is widespread from Faculty Senate Committees to Student Life."
  • "On-going commitment to this project is evident, as internationalization initiatives are part of the budgeting process and the strategic plan has been extended through 2020."
  • "It is clear that UW-River Falls has created a lasting change in the campus culture, by thoroughly integrating internationalization into the fabric of the campus."

Comprehensive Internationalization Report

Higher Learning Commission Evaluation