The Office of Accreditation and Quality Improvement at Heritage University focuses on accreditation and assessment as it relates to student success and mission fulfillment. It is the official resource for accreditation reporting, the University-wide assessment system, assisting with implementation of the strategic plan, and overall quality improvement. Reporting directly to the President, the office is charged with ensuring Heritage is accountable to outside constituencies and the internal Heritage community through planning and policy decisions. It also has a major role in providing reports to the President, Provost, and Board of Directors for strategic planning, accreditation review, and student outcomes. It is responsible for compiling and filing reports required by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the U.S. Department of Education, and other state and federal agencies.