Institutional Accreditation
The University of Nebraska at Omaha is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

UNO has chosen the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)pathway for accreditation.

The Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) infuses the principles and benefits of continuous improvement into the culture of colleges and universities by providing an alternative process through which an already-accredited institution can maintain its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. With AQIP, an institution demonstrates it meets accreditation standards and expectations through sequences of events that align with those ongoing activities that characterize organizations striving to improve their performance.

At the campus level, the quality improvement process is led by the AQIP Steering Committee, which is composed of the following members:

  • Jill Russell, Accreditation Liaison Officer
  • Deb Smith-Howell, Office of Academic and Student Affairs
  • Hank Robinson, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Dan Shipp, Office of Academic and Student Affairs
  • Candice Batton, Office of Academic and Student Affairs

This group works in conjunction with the Strategic Planning Steering Committee (SPSC) to provide a coordinated approach for developing quality improvement initiatives across campus. The SPSC approves all AQIP action projects and receives monthly reports from each action project, as well as reports of progress and activities of the AQIP process. The SPSC membership can be accessed at

Contact Jill Russell, Accreditation Liaison Officer, with questions.

The Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)