College Begins Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Notre Dame College has started its new model for reaffirmation of accreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission.

Karen Groth, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and director of assessment and accreditation, is facilitating the development of the College’s assurance argument in preparation for a site visit by the commission in April 2017.

In the commission's new model for continued accreditation, called Pathways, the College is participating in the Open Pathway component, which consists of a Quality Initiative Project and Assurance Review.

Notre Dame’s Quality Initiative Project is focusing on persistence and completion.

For the Assurance Review, the College will chart its progress in terms of the commission’s five criteria for accreditation. The College has created workgroups to guide each area of review: Mission; Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct; Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources and Support; Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement; and Resources, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness.

The College also has created an Accreditation Steering Committee, which is guiding the self-study process. This study will identify areas of strength and opportunities for growth and culminate in the college’s assurance argument.

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