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Higher Learning Commission update

As reported to The Board of Trustees this week, we have received confirmation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) that our accredited status continues, with the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation due in 2022-23. 

Higher Learning Commission accreditationThe reaccreditation is critical to the success of the University, and most importantly, our students, as it ensures that our University is eligible to receive federally based financial aid and also ensures the quality of a University of Akron degree.

The Institutional Actions Council of the HLC decided that a “Focused Visit” will occur to the university in the spring of 2015, to monitor the areas of assessment and governance.  More specifically, from the HLC letter to UA President Luis M. Proenza:

  • Assessment: The visit should “assure that graduate and undergraduate academic majors and the general education program have assessment processes in place that include (a) the skills and concepts be mastered, (b) the assessment methods be employed, and (c) the analysis and use of results to improve academic programs.”
  • Governance: The visit should “evaluate the relationships and roles of faculty in shared institutional governance.”

The full text of this HLC action letter, the comprehensive site visit team report, and the institutional response by UA President Luis M. Proenza are available through the University HLC website


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