To prepare for the HLC self study, the chief academic officer assigned teams to focus on the following criteria:
Criterion One. Mission
The institution’s mission is clear and articulated publicly; it guides the institution’s operations.
Work Team 1 / Criterion 1. Mission
Ryan Guffey, Co-Chair
Gina Ganahl, Co-Chair
Criterion Two. Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct
The institution acts with integrity; its conduct is ethical and responsible.
Work Team 2 / Criterion 2. Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct
Deb Ayres, Co-Chair
Stephanie Afful, Co-Chair
Criterion Three. Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support
The institution provides high quality education, wherever and however its offerings are delivered.
Work Team 3 / Criterion 3. Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support
Renee Porter, Co-Chair
Criterion Four. Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement
The institution demonstrates responsibility for the quality of its educational programs, learning environments, and support services, and it evaluates their effectiveness for student learning through processes designed to promote continuous improvement.
Work Team 4 / Criterion 4. Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement
David Wilson, Co-Chair
Joe Alsobrook, Co-Chair
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.
Work Team 5 / Criterion 5. Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness
Greg Phelps, Chair
Additional Support Teams
In addition to the Criterion Teams, the University administration created Support Teams to provide additional input and analysis.
Work Team 6. Assumed Practices, Institutional Obligations of Affiliation, and Federal Compliance
Peter Weitzel, Co-Chair
Barry Finnegan, Co-Chair
Work Team 7. Campus Communications/External Relations
Scott Queen, Co-Chair
Chris Gourdine, Co-Chair