Topic: Accreditation: How and Why

Presented by:  Katherine Eggert, Sr. Vice Provost for Academic Planning & Assessment

Date: Monday, February 25, 2019
Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Recreation Center, 
Ice Rink Overlook Large Meeting Room

Link to Session PowerPoint on Accreditation


February’s Monthly Ethics & Compliance Education Series will focus on the impacts of the accreditation to the campus community. 

In this session, Katherine Eggert, Sr. Vice Provost for Academic Planning & Assessment will cover:

  •  An overview of the accreditation process. What is it and why is it important for the campus.
  • The five criterion we are evaluated on:
    • Mission
    • Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct
    • Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support, Teaching
    • Learning: Evaluation and Improvement
    • Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectivenes
  • Why we start our process with the second criterion. Integrity: Ethical and Responsible conduct

The accreditation process, which is led by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), occurs every 10 years. The HLC is responsible for accrediting degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States. The presentation will cover how the accreditation process works and what to expect as a member of our campus community.

Ample time for audience Q&A will be provided during and at the conclusion of the session.