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Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Review

December 17, 2009

HLC Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, December 17, 2009
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Presidential Room, Maucker Union


  1. Welcome - Bev
  2. December 3, 2009 meeting notes - Shirley
  3. Report launch update - Bev, Al, Donna, Karen
    Open Forum rescheduled:  February 10, 2010 - 3:00-5:00 p.m.
    Maucker Union Central Ballrooms
  4. President & Provost comments regarding report - Bev
  5. Frequently Asked Questions revision - Kate
  6. For the good of the order
HLC Steering Committee

Meeting Notes
December 17, 2009-3:15 p.m.
Presidential Room-Maucker Union

Present: Agee, Buse, Cutter, Hanish, Hays, Kaparthi, Kopper, Licari, Martin, Morgan, Murtha, Neibauer, Uehle, Vinton

Absent: Arthur, Chatham-Carpenter, O’Connor, Patton, Pease, Upah, Wilson

  1. Welcome – Bev
  2. December 3, 2009 meeting notes
    The notes will stand as distributed.
  3. Report launch update – Bev, Al, Donna, Karen Bev reported that the town hall/launch meeting has been rescheduled for February 10 at 3:15 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballrooms. The President and Provost are planning to attend.
    Al, Karen and Donna met to discuss ideas for the meeting. Their suggestions included:
    • PowerPoint running in the background as people arrive with photos of volunteers who served on the subcommittees as well as steering committee members.
    • PowerPoint featuring 2-4 slides related to each criterion and FoE dimension chapter. The chair of each chapter would provide highlights to accompany their slides.
    • After the presentation, chairs of each subcommittee would be available to answer questions or allow people to express concerns.

    After discussion, the following decisions were made:

    • An introductory PowerPoint/slide show with music will be rolling as people arrive. The presentation will include lists of volunteers, photos, etc.
    • President Allen & Provost Gibson will make brief remarks then Bev will provide an overview.
    • The formal presentation will feature a PowerPoint comprised of slides with highlights from each criterion and dimension. A chair from each committee will prepare two slides for their chapter and submit them to Donna who will compile the PowerPoint. Deadline for submission of the slides is January 21. There will be an introductory slide at the beginning and a slide at the end indicating what comes next in the process.
    • Chairs of each subcommittee will preside over breakout tables to informally answer questions after the group presentation.
    • Tagline for the self-study is “Influencing the Future”.
    • The purpose of this meeting is to generate interest and give people contextual information.
  4. President & Provost comments regarding report – Bev President Allen has read the self-study and provided comments throughout the report. He told Bev that he learned many things from the report and thanked everyone involved. The overarching question he asked was about the conclusions that were drawn. He asked if the challenges were representative of the entire steering committee or just a few people. Bev told him we would revisit the challenges throughout the report.
    Bev has not had the opportunity to meet with Provost Gibson about the report.
  5. FAQ update – Kate
    Kate continues to revise the Frequently Asked Questions list and thanked the committee for their recommendations. After the list is finalized, the questions will be posted to the HLC web site and will be submitted individually to UNI Online to tweak interest.

The next scheduled meeting is Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 3:15 p.m. in the Presidential Room.