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Higher Learning Commission reaccreditation update

Recently, President Proenza sent an email about the importance of the university-wide reaccreditation process under the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

As part of its re-accreditation process, The University of Akron is performing a self-study and will host a site visit from March 3-6, 2013.

Recently, the HLC introduced five new criteria for evaluating institutions, referred to as the Gamma Version of HLC Proposed Criteria for Evaluation and Assumed Practices. Over the coming months, UA steering committee members will lead writing teams to address each of the five newly revised HLC core criteria.

The five Criteria for evaluation and their respective writing team leaders include:

► Criterion One: Mission

  • Writing Team Leader: Julie Burdick

► Criterion Two: Ethical and Responsible Conduct

  • Writing Team Leader: Elizabeth Reilly

► Criterion Three: Teaching and Learning – Quality, Resources, and Support

  • Writing Team Leader: Stacey Moore

► Criterion Four: Teaching and Learning – Evaluation and Improvement

  • Writing Team Leader: Linda Subich

► Criterion Five: Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness

  • Writing Team Leader: Harvey Sterns

Supplemental to the criteria writing teams, David Cummins will lead a writing team on federal compliance.

Other steering committee members play key roles in ensuring the successful re-accreditation process:

  • Karla Mugler, site visit coordination
  • Nancy Stokes, resource room coordination
  • Kelly Daw, campus communication coordination

Steering Committee Members:

  • Mike Sherman
  • Julie Burdick
  • David Cummins
  • Kelly Daw
  • Roberta DePompei
  • Mary Dingler
  • Dominic Donofrio
  • Rudy Fenwick
  • Shari Laster
  • Stacey Moore
  • Nathan Mortimer
  • Karla Mugler
  • Emeka Ofobike
  • Rex Ramsier
  • Elizabeth Reilly
  • Alvaro Rodriguez
  • Harvey Sterns
  • Nancy Stokes
  • Linda Subich
  • Chris Tankersley

UA faculty, staff, contract professionals and students interested in serving on one of the five writing teams mentioned above, who have not previously volunteered, may contact Kelly Daw in the Office of Academic Affairs at kdaw@uakron.edu

Even if you do not have the time to serve on the writing teams themselves, you can participate in the ensuing campus discussions and draft report commentary opportunities.  Information on those opportunities will be announced through the E-mail Digest.

Thank you for your support of this important process.

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