Accreditation

The accreditations listed below indicate the concern of the faculty and administration of the University of Nebraska at Omaha to meet rigorous standards of academic quality. These standards include such factors as professional attainments of faculty, quality of research, library holdings, physical facilities and general support for the respective programs by funding authorities. Students, therefore, can be assured their educational experiences at UNO will meet high standards of quality.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The commission can be contacted at 30 North LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, Ill. 60602-2504; telephone 1-800-621-7440. UNO also has programs which are accredited or approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, the Council on Education for Public Health, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National Council on Social Work Education, the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, Md. 21202-4012, (401) 347-7770, www.abet.org. the American Home Economics Association (for undergraduate programs), the American Dietetic Association, the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, the Educational Standards Board of the Boards of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, the American Chemical Society, the Council on Aviation Accreditation and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Its courses are accepted for purposes of teacher certification by the Nebraska State Department of Education. Course credits from the University of Nebraska at Omaha are accepted by other member colleges and universities of the North Central Association and by member institutions of other regional accrediting agencies.

As part of its ongoing evaluative processes, UNO has instituted a comprehensive program of assessing student academic achievement, with special emphasis on student learning. This program involves a variety of activities, such as capstone courses, special examinations, performances, surveys, exit interviews, etc. All of these are designed to assess student learning, with a view to making changes and improvements as appropriate. The active and committed involvement of each person asked to participate is essential for this important program to achieve its intended purposes. Additional information is available from the Coordinator of Assessment, Office of Academic Affairs, Eppley Administration Building 203.