Co-chairs Announced for Reaccreditation Self-study Jim Winterer '71 March 8, 2011 Earlier this year I put out a call for two full-time faculty members willing to co-chair the university’s reaccreditation self-study and prepare for the 2013 site evaluation visit from the Higher Learning Commission (formerly called the North Central Association).I am so thankful for all the offers of help and support that we received from faculty and staff. It was a difficult selection process because highly qualified, dedicated and effective faculty stepped forward.I am pleased to welcome Dr. Marty Johnston, Physics, and Dr. Wendy Wyatt, Communication and Journalism, as the faculty co-chairs for this evaluation that takes place once every 10 years.Dr. Marty JohnstonDr. Johnston was involved in the last accreditation visit as a member of the Human, Financial and Physical Resources Committee. In addition to serving as department chair, he has served on college- and university-level:curriculum committees,Faculty Affairs Committee,Strategic Planning Committee,Bush Planning Grant Committee,Ad Hoc Academic Priorities Committee,various undergraduate research committees,Faculty Grants Office Advisory Committee,Core Curriculum Assessment Committee,Ad Hoc Merit and Evaluation Committee,Ad Hoc College of Arts and Sciences Mission, Vision and Priorities Working Group, andthe engineering transition team.Dr. Wendy WyattDr. Wyatt has served on department-level committees and had been involved with study-abroad, service-learning and student-faculty research partnerships. She also taught in the Aquinas Honors program and served as the College of Arts and Sciences faculty secretary. She has been a member of the:Faculty Senate,Faculty Development Committee,Student Life Committee,Enrollment and Financial Aid Working Group,Ad Hoc Committee on Merit Pay,Institutional Climate, Culture and Inclusion Diversity Working Group,First-Year Experience Auxiliary Task Force (subcommittee of the Core Curriculum Task Force), andEthics Across the Curriculum Task Force.The three of us will work as a team to coordinate the self-study and the 2013 site visit. Look for regular updates as the evaluation process moves forward over the next two and a half years.We will put out a call for faculty and staff volunteers to work on subcommittees related to the self-study.Thank you once again to all who offered to serve as self-study co-chairs.