Higher Learning Commission Resources

CQR Agenda Site Visit Agenda CQR Agenda (.pdf)
Who are our Reviewers? Peer Reviewer Professional Data Report Who are our Reviewers(.pdf)
Quality Highlights Report Quality Highlights Report in response of the Systems Appraisal Feedback Report 2016 Quality Highlights Report (.pdf)
Federal Compliance Report Federal Compliance Filing and Appendixes Federal Compliance Report (.pdf)
Systems Portfolio Systems Portfolio Report Systems Reports (.pdf)
Systems Appraisal Feedback Report Systems Appraisal Report Systems Appraisal Feedback Report (.pdf)

Higher Learning Commission Documentation and Policies

Criteria for Accreditation The Criteria for Accreditation are the standards of quality by which the Commission determines whether an institution merits accreditation or reaffirmation of accreditation. Criteria for Accreditation (.pdf)
Assumed Practices

Foundational to the Criteria and Core Components is a set of practices shared by institutions of higher education in the United States.

Unlike Criteria and Core Components, these Assumed Practices are (1) generally matters to be determined as facts, rather than matters requiring professional judgment and (2) unlikely to vary by institutional mission or context.

Assumed Practices (.pdf)
The Criteria for Accreditation: Guiding Values HLC articulates guiding values to offer a better understanding of the Criteria and the intentions that underlie them The Criteria for Accreditation: Guiding Values
Higher Learning Commission The United States Department of Education recognizes the Commission as the assigned regional accrediting organization.
HLC oversees the accreditation of degree-granting colleges and universities in nineteen states.
Higher Learning Commission
Academic Quality Improvement Program - AQIP The AQIP Pathway is one of three options institutions have for maintaining accreditation with HLC. Academic Quality Improvement Program - AQIP
Comprehensive Quality Review (CQR) The comprehensive evaluation conducted in Year 8 of the AQIP Pathway and determines if an institution meets the Criteria for Accreditation Comprehensive Quality Review (CQR)