On August 15, 2013 we received our “PEAQ Reaffirmation Letter” from the Higher Learning Commission. This is the official notification of the HLC’s action on our self-study for continued accreditation and our visiting team’s report.
The Institutional Actions Council, the HLC’s committee that reviews and acts on visiting team reports and recommendations, voted to continued our accreditation, the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2022-23. The Council also affirmed that we are eligible to select the “Open Pathway” process for our reaffirmation of accreditation in 2023. Institutions that are eligible for the “Open Pathway” are those which have no significant issues or challenges with their accreditation status.
We are comparing the “Open Pathway” and “Standard Pathway” options to fully understand which is the optimal choice for us; it is likely we will accept the invitation to participate in the “Open Pathway” process.
So the only thing we need to do is decide which option we want to follow in the HLC’s new model for continuing accreditation. There is no interim or follow-up report, no monitoring reports, no focused visit. Just select and get on a “pathway” in preparation for 2022-23…