Substantive Change Process

NWCCU monitors proposed changes whenever an accredited institution plans a substantive change in its mission and core themes, scope, ownership or control, area served, as well as other matters pertaining to curricular revisions and additions to program offerings. For more information on examples of substantive and minor changes, refer to the NWCCU Substantive Change Policy. To assist deans and faculty in determining whether or not a change in programming constitutes a substantive or minor change, contact your campus accreditation liaison officer. If changes are required to be submitted to NWCCU for approval, contact Stephanie Delaney, Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO), immediately. All accreditation-related business must be facilitated by the College’s ALO.