Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Review

The University of Northern Iowa is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC Open Pathway accreditation process includes four main components:

  1. Submission by August 2019 of a report on a Quality Initiative Project (QIP). UNI’s QIP, “Enhancing Service Learning At UNI” has three components: 1) designating service-learning courses, 2) implementing a Service-Learning Institute, and 3) recognizing and celebrating community engagement work.

  2. Submission in the 2020-2021 school year of an Assurance Document (and supporting evidence) that describes UNI’s performance on the HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

  3. Submission of materials to demonstrate UNI’s compliance with key federal regulations

  4. A campus visit from HLC peer reviewers during the 2020-2021 school year.

Our accreditation effort is a truly campus-wide effort. A Steering Committee oversees the work of seven separate committees comprising 100 faculty, staff, administrators and students. The Steering Committee is chaired by Kristin Moser and Scott Peters.