- Higher Learning Commission
- Vision 2020
- Public Comment
- Question of the Day
- Video of Feb. 21
Future of Accreditation
The Higher Learning Commission
has introduced the Pathways
model that will change future
Learn more about the
The New Criteria for Accreditation and Core Components
UA's self-study is based on the New HLC Criteria for accreditation.
Criterion One: Mission
The institution's mission is clear and articulated publicly; it guides the institution's operations.
Criterion Two: Ethical and Responsible Conduct
The institution fulfills its mission ethically and responsibly.
Criterion Three: Teaching and Learning - Quality, Resources, Support
The institution provides high quality education, wherever and however its offerings are delivered.
Criterion Four: Teaching and Learning - Evaluation and Improvement
The institution demonstrates responsibility for the quality of its educational programs.
Criterion Five: Resources, 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.