A comprehensive self-study of all aspects of the University of Illinois at Springfield has been completed in preparation for reaccreditation by the North Central Association Higher Learning Commission. Since our last site visit 10 years ago, we have undertaken a thorough examination of how well we've been able to meet our mission. This process has also given us the opportunity to look to the future using our new strategic plan as a compass and our vision as a constant point of reference. Academic excellence, enriching individual lives and making a difference in the world now form the underpinning for how we measure our progress. I have every confidence that the reaccreditation site visit in October will yield a positive outcome. In the meantime, we encourage you to give us your feedback about the full range of activities at UIS. A great deal has happened in the past ten years; much has changed. But much has also remained the same. I appreciate the extraordinary work of the Steering Committee to compile the information and write the self-study document. I encourage all members of the campus community to review the document and participate in the forums at which the self-study report will be discussed. Together, we are on an upward trajectory in building a stronger university.
Chancellor Richard D. Ringeisen