HLC Accreditation Engagement Committee schedules roundtables

(09-14-2015)

As Adams State University goes through the self-study process of reaffirming our accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission, the campus is invited to participate in a series of information-gathering roundtable events this fall. All faculty and staff are highly encouraged to become familiar with the accreditation process and the criteria for accreditation and participate in the series. Students, alumni and trustees are also invited.

Please mark your calendars for the following events:

Criteria 3 & 4: at 3 p.m. until 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, East Campus Gymnasium
Criterion 5: at 3 p.m. until 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, SUB Banquet Rooms
Criterion 2: at 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, SUB Banquet Rooms
Criterion 1: at 3 p.m. until 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, SUB Banquet Rooms

HLC Criterion

Criterion One - Mission: The institution's mission is clear and articulated publicly; it guides the institution's operations.

Criterion TwoEthical and Responsible Conduct: The institution acts with integrity; its conduct is ethical and responsible.

Criterion ThreeTeaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support: The institution provides high quality education, wherever and however its offerings are delivered.

Criterion FourTeaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement: The institution demonstrates responsibility for the quality of its educational programs, learning environments, and support services, and it evaluates their effectiveness for students learning through processes designed to promote continuous improvement.

Criterion FiveResources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness: The institution's resources, structures, and processes are sufficient to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its educational offerings, and respond to future challenges and opportunities. The institution plans for the future.

The Higher Learning Commission is a regional accreditation agency that accredits degree granting institutions of higher education that are based in the 19-state North Central region of the United States. Institutions that the Commission accredits are evaluated against the Commission's Criteria for Accreditation, a set of standards that institutions must meet to receive and/or maintain accredited status. The Commission's Criteria for Accreditation reflect a set of guiding values.

The accreditation process is based on a system of peer review. Approximately 1,300 educators from institutions of higher education serve as peer reviewers conducting accreditation evaluations for other institutions. Peer reviewers also serve on committees that make up the elements of the accreditation process.

For more information, please visit ASU HLC.