Published: Nov. 22, 2019

In September 2018, CU Boulder Today announced the university's next comprehensive evaluation for reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), scheduled for 2019-20. On Dec. 9–10, 2019, our campus will be visited by a team of peer reviewers sent by HLC to review the university’s continued compliance with HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation, and to provide recommendations on our continued work on institutional improvement. 

Katherine EggertAt this visit, members of the visiting review team will conduct a series of open meetings with students, staff, and faculty to provide an opportunity for informal input from the campus community about their experiences with CU Boulder.

All are encouraged to attend. Students are encouraged to comment in particular on issues of academic rigor and consistency, availability of student support services, and other matters related to the quality of the educational experience.

The open meetings are scheduled as follows:

Dec. 9

  • Effective Teaching & Learning. Does CU Boulder provide a high-quality education at all levels? Do we evaluate and seek to continuously improve our educational programs, learning environments and student support services?
    2:15 to 3:30 p.m., UMC Aspen Rooms

  • Open Forum with Graduate Students. All aspects of the graduate student experience, including degree programs, advising and mentoring, support services and employment.
    2:15 to 3:30 p.m., UMC 247

  • Mission and Integrity. Does CU Boulder have a clearly articulated mission that guides our operations and reflects the diversity of our society? Do we engage in and teach ethical practices in all we do?
    3:45 to 4:45 p.m., UMC Aspen Rooms

Dec. 10

  • Planning, Resources & Future Directions. Does CU Boulder have the personnel, infrastructure and financial resources we need to fulfill our mission? Do we have processes and support structures to develop those resources, use them wisely and plan for the future?
    9 to 10:15 a.m., UMC Aspen Rooms

Please consider participating in our institutional reaffirmation of accreditation by attending one of the four open meetings.

Katherine Eggert
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Assessment