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University of Toledo Reaffirmation by the Higher Learning Commission Self Study 2014-2016 Dorothea Sawicki, Vice-Provost Health Science Affairs and University Accreditation Heather Huntley, Director Office of Assessment, Accreditation and Program Review University Council October 17, 2014
Who accredits us? The Higher Learning Commission: 1 of 6 regional accreditors covers 19 states and ~1100 schools Specialized Accreditations by >40 Professional Societies, ex: Physician Assistant program by ARPA MD program by LCME Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), International
Evaluation of the entire educational organization in terms of its mission and the HLC standards or criteria. formal educational activities governance and administration financial stability admissions and student services institutional resources student learning institutional effectiveness relationships with internal and external constituencies What is HLC accreditation?
Why is HLC accreditation important to the University and its students? The US Department of Education maintains a list of accredited institutions and programs: Determines eligibility for participation in federally funded programs such as Title IV financial aid programs for students and NIH/NSF grant funds for faculty. University accreditation by the HLC is required by many of our programs for their own accreditation.
HLC Accreditation History 1922: The University of Toledo was first accredited 1980: The Medical College of Ohio was first accredited 2006: HLC focused visit-the merged University of Toledo 2002 & 2012: Self study and Reaffirmation of UT accreditation (full 10 years)
The HLC Standard Pathway Process UT has full accreditation until 2022. UT is in the HLC “Pathway”, a 10-year cyclic review process.
No longer a Self Study! Now an “Evidence Based Argument” that UT has met all Five Criterion! From D. Meabon
Co-Chairs, Criteria and Team Leaders Co-Chairs: Dr. David Meabon, College of Social Justice & Human Service Dr. Akira Takashima, College of Medicine & Life Sciences Criterion 1: Mission--clear and articulated publicly; guides the institution’s operations Dr. Barbara Schneider, Professor, Sr. Assoc Dean, LLSS (Barbara.Schneider@utoledo.edu; 419-530-5507)Barbara.Schneider@utoledo.edu Criterion 2: Integrity, Ethical & Responsible Conduct Terence Romer, Univ Registrar (Terence.Romer@utoledo.edu; 419-530-7804)Terence.Romer@utoledo.edu Criterion 3: Teaching and Learning- Quality, Resources & Support-- Appropriate degree programs; faculty qualified; enriched educational environment Dr. Constance Shriner, Vice-Provost, Assessment, Director, Univ Teaching Center (Constance.Shriner@utoledo.edu; 419-530-4509)Constance.Shriner@utoledo.edu Criterion 4: Teaching and Learning- Evaluation and Improvement-- Learning assessment; processes lead to continuous improvement Dr. Barbara Kopp-Miller, Assoc Provost, Online Education & Learning Ventures (Barbara.KoppMiller@utoledo.edu; 419-530-2326)Barbara.KoppMiller@utoledo.edu Criterion 5: Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness David Cutri, Director, Internal Auditor, Chief Compliance Officer (David.Cutri@utoledo.edu; 419-530-8718)David.Cutri@utoledo.edu Federal Compliance Requirements: David Cutri
541 One Year – 5 months – 24 days from today the HLC Team will be on campus! From D. Meabon
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