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Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accredits colleges and universities, including the University of Denver, in a 19-state region of the United States. DU will undergo its comprehensive evaluation in October 2020.

DU is on the “Open Pathway,” one of three options institutions have for maintaining HLC accreditation. It follows a 10-year cycle and is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement. The Open Pathway is unique in that its improvement component, the Quality Initiative, affords institutions the opportunity to pursue improvement projects that meet their current needs and aspirations.

 

 

 

Compile First Draft of

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    Summer 2019: 

    Planning Committee Reviews First Draft and Writes Second Draft with Writing Team

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    Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

    一道本不卡免费高清Campus-Wide Engagement Activities and Events

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    Summer 2020

    Planning Team Finalizes Arguments with Stakeholder Input, Submits Final Arguments to HLC

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    Early Fall 2020: 

    Finalize Details for HLC Campus Visit

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    October 19-20, 2020:

    Campus Visit by HLC Peer Reviewers

  • The Open Pathway’s 10-year cycle includes the following institutional reviews:

    • Regular Monitoring

      Institutions submit an annual Institutional Update, which is reviewed by HLC to monitor organizational health, comply with certain federal requirements, and identify any changes that may require HLC follow up. HLC will also apply change processes as appropriate to planned institutional developments, and will monitor institutions through reports, visits and other means as it deems appropriate.

    • Year 4: Assurance Review

      一道本不卡免费高清Institutions complete an Assurance Review to ensure they are continuing to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. The institution provides documentation demonstrating how it fulfills each Criterion and Core Component. A peer review team evaluates these materials and recommends whether the institution should continue in the cycle or whether additional monitoring is required. HLC’s Institutional Actions Council (IAC) reviews and takes official action on the recommendation.

    • Years 5 - 9: Quality Initiative

      Institutions design and undertake a Quality Initiative project. HLC peer reviewers approve an initial project proposal, as well as a report on the outcomes of the project.

    • Year 10: Comprehensive Evaluation

      Note: This will occur at the University of Denver in October 2020.

      Institutions undergo a comprehensive evaluation to ensure they are meeting the Criteria for Accreditation, pursuing institutional improvement and complying with certain requirements set by the U.S. Department of Education. This review leads to an action regarding the reaffirmation of the institution’s accreditation.

      More About Comprehensive Evaluation:

      一道本不卡免费高清HLC conducts comprehensive evaluations of member institutions to confirm that the institution continues to meet the Criteria for Accreditation, is pursuing institutional improvement and complies with requirements sets by the U.S. Department of Education. Evaluations are conducted by teams of peer reviewers.

      The evaluation that occurs in the final year of each pathway cycle—Year 10 for Open Pathway—includes an action regarding the institution’s reaffirmation of accreditation.

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    Assurance Argument Goals

    HLC conducts an Assurance Review to determine whether an institution continues to meet the Criteria for Accreditation, every 4 and 10 years. The University of Denver is approaching our 10 year review and is currently drafting assurance arguments and collecting evidence for our comprehensive evaluation in 2020. The assurance arguments detail how the University is meeting the criteria set forth by HLC, using materials such as websites, policies, reports and more as evidence. The Criteria for Accreditation are as follows:

    • Criterion 1: Mission
      • The institution’s mission is clear and articulated publicly; it guides the institution’s operations.
    • Criterion 2: Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct
      • The institution acts with integrity; its conduct is ethical and responsible.
    • Criterion 3: Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support
      • The institution provides high quality education, wherever and however its offerings are delivered.
    • Criterion 4: 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.
    • Criterion 5: 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.

    The University will submit both the assurance arguments with an evidence file, using HLC’S online Assurance System in the summer of 2020 after significant consultation with campus stakeholders, including faculty, staff and students. Prior to DU’s campus visit, a team of peer reviewers evaluates the assurance argument with corresponding evidence to provide a recommendation as to whether the institution meets the Criteria for Accreditation.

    After the visit, a decision-making body within HLC reviews the University’s materials and the recommendation from the peer review team and takes official action.

    Accreditation Committees

    • Gaps Analysis Group

      一道本不卡免费高清The Gaps Analysis group is reviewing all five criterion arguments and identify the gaps where content and/or evidence is missing and needed.

      NameTitle
      Casey DingerInterim Vice Provost of Internationalization 
      Adrienne GonzalesDirector of the Center for World Languages and Cultures
      Clint EmmerichAssistant Provost, Budget and Analysis
      Keith MillerInterim Associate Provost of Graduate Education 
      Michele HannaAssociate Professor, Graduate School of Social Work
      Richard ColbyAssistant Director, First Year Writing, and Teaching Professor, Writing Program
      Chip ReichardtProfessor, Psychology 
      Christina PaguyoDirector, Academic Assessment
      Allison FriederichsAssociate Dean and Teaching Associate Professor, University College
      Sarah HoffmanAssistant Provost, Student Success
      Deigan SilverAssociate Professor, Media, Film and Journalism Studies, Director, CILCA
      Kimberly BenderInterim Associate Provost for Research
      Lory-Ann VarelaInterim Executive Director of Culture, Access and Transitions Program

       

    • Criterion 1: Mission

      The Mission Committee is responsible for ensuring the University's mission, which guides our operations, is clear and articulated publicly. Thank you to the following people for drafting the initial argument for Criterion 1:

      NameTitleUnit
      Kristin DealInterim DirectorOffice of Diversity and Inclusion
      Cara DiEnnoAssociate DirectorCenter for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning
      Allana ForteAssistant Vice ChancellorEnrollment
      Garret GlassAssistant Director, ProductionNewman Center
      Theresa Hernandez*Assistant Vice Chancellor, Campus PartnershipsInformation Technology
      Darrin Hicks*Professor, Communication StudiesCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
      Madeline PhippsSr. Media Relations SpecialistDepartment of Marketing and Communications
      Audrey SchiavoneTeaching Assistant ProfessorWriting Program

      一道本不卡免费高清* — Committee chairs

    • Criterion 2: Integrity

      一道本不卡免费高清The Integrity Committee is responsible for ensuring that the University acts with integrity and that our conduct is ethical and responsible. Thank you to the following people for drafting the initial argument for Criterion 2:

      NameTitleUnit
      Sarah BuenavidezAssociate Director, Graduate EnrollmentGraduate Education
      Brian GonzalesClinical Assistant ProfessorGraduate School of Social Work
      Niki LatinoAssociate Vice ChancellorCampus Life and Inclusive Excellence
      Jerron LoweDirector, Human Resource PartnershipsHuman Resources and Inclusive Community
      Timothy Sisk*ProfessorJosef Korbel School of International Studies 
      Tiffany WenDirectorInternal Audit
      Paul Kosempel*Teaching Associate Professor, Pioneer Leadership Living and Learning CommunityPioneer Leadership Program
      Audry LaCroneCommunications ManagerOffice of Research and Sponsored Programs

      一道本不卡免费高清* — Committee chairs

    • Criterion 3: Teaching and Learning — Quality, Resources and Support

      The Teaching and Learning — Quality, Resources and Support Committee is responsible for ensuring the University provides high quality education, wherever and however our offerings are delivered. Thank you to the following people for drafting the initial argument for Criterion 3:

      NameTitleUnit
      Ayla EngelhartAssociate Director, Student OutreachCampus Life and Inclusive Excellence
      Brian Gearity*Director, MA Coach and Sport EdGraduate School of Professional Psychology
      Anthea Johnson RooenDirector, College Access and PipelineCampus Life and Inclusive Excellence
      Richard ColbyTeaching Associate ProfessorWriting Program
      Luc BeaudoinVice Chancellor for InternationalizationOffice of Internationalization
      Virginia PittsDirector, University TeachingOffice of Teaching and Learning
      Adrienne GonzalesInterim DirectorWorld Languages and Cultures
      Ingrid Tague*Associate DeanCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

      一道本不卡免费高清* — Committee chairs

    • Criterion 4: Teaching and Learning — Evaluation and Improvement

      The Teaching and Learning — Evaluation and Improvement Committee is responsible for ensuring the University demonstrates responsibility for the quality of our educational programs, learning environments and support services. The committee also evaluates the effectiveness of those programs, environments and services for student learning through processes designed to promote continuous improvement. Thank you to the following people for drafting the initial argument for Criterion 4:

      NameTitleUnit
      Jennifer AndersonAssociate Director, CPD Info and SystemsCareer and Professional Development
      Michael BrentAssistant Professor, Department of PhilosophyCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
      Michelle Kruse-CrockerTeaching Associate ProfessorUniversity College
      Christina PaguyoDirector, Academic AssessmentOffice of Teaching and Learning
      Maggie Red*Associate Dean, Programs and PartnershipsColorado Women's College
      Nancy SasakiTeaching ProfessorNatural Sciences and Mathematics
      Rachel WalshAssociate Professor, Languages and LiteraturesCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
      Kate Willink*Faculty DirectorOffice of Teaching and Learning

      * — Committee chairs

    • Criterion 5: Resources, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

      The Resources, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Committee's responsibility is to ensure the University's resources, structures and processes are sufficient to fulfill our mission, improve the quality of our educational offerings and respond to future challenges and opportunities. Thank you to the following people for drafting the initial argument for Criterion 5:

      NameTitleUnit
      Emily AllenProgram CoordinatorPioneer Leadership Program
      Don BaconProfessor, MarketingDaniels College of Business
      Linda Kosten*Vice ProvostPlanning and Budget
      Leandra MartinezAssistant ControllerController's Office
      Chip Reichardt*Professor, PsychologyCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
      Keith RhodesTeaching Assistant ProfessorWriting Program
      James RosnerAssociate Vice ChancellorFacilities
      Shannon SealesLearning and Development ConsultantHuman Resources and Inclusive Community

      * — Committee chairs