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Feb. 19, 2015 Volume 36, No. 20

HLC holds open forums next week on MU’s accreditation

Peer reviewers from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) will visit the University of Missouri as part of MU’s maintaining accreditation within HLC. The accreditation process happens every 10 years. MU has been HLC accredited since 1913.

On Feb. 23 and 24, representatives of HLC will hold open forums for the MU community on HLC’s five criteria for accreditation.

There will also be two drop-in sessions, where people can speak individually with someone on the HLC team.

Feb. 23

  • Open forum: 10:30–11:30 a.m., N214/N215 Memorial Union. Criterion Five: Resources, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness 
  • Open forum: 3:45–4:45 p.m., Reynolds Alumni Center, Columns C. Criterion One: University Mission. Criterion Two: Integrity, Ethical and Responsible Conduct
  • Drop-in session: 5–5:30 p.m., Reynolds Alumni Center, Columns C

 Feb. 24

  • Drop-in session: 8–8:45 a.m., 2205 A&B Student Center
  • Open forum: 9–10:15 a.m., Feb. 24, N201/N202 Memorial Union. Criterion Three: Teaching and Learning, Quality, Resources and Support. Criterion Four: Teaching and Learning, Evaluation and Improvement

 HLC is a regional accreditor of higher education institutions in America. Read the commission’s assurance argument.