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Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Review

January 28, 2010

HLC Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, January 28, 2010

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Presidential Room, Maucker Union



  1. Welcome – Bev
  2. January 14, 2010 meeting notes - Shirley
  3. Open Forum - Bev
    PowerPoint presentations
    Configuration of Maucker Union space
    Bookmark draft - Jim
  4. Additions/editing of the draft - Bev    
    (Mike & Karen)
  5. For the good of the order


Present:  Agee, Chatham-Carpenter, Cutter, Hanish, Hays, Kaparthi, Kopper, Licari, Martin, Morgan, Murtha, Neibauer, O’Connor, Pease, Uehle, Upah, Vinton, Wilson


Absent:  Arthur, Buse, Patton


Visitor:  Keith Kennedy


1. Welcome – Bev


2.  January 14, 2010 meeting notes

The notes will stand as distributed.


3.  Open Forum – Bev

There will be two PowerPoint presentations at the Open Forum on February 10.  One will be rolling as people enter the Maucker Union Ballroom and will feature committee member lists by HLC criterion and FoE dimension interspersed with campus photos.  The second PowerPoint will give highlights from the chapters as committee members make their presentations.  Keith will make corrections as requested from the committee for accuracy and to create uniformity.


The chairs who will give a short presentation at the forum are:

Criterion 1 – Jim O’Connor

Criterion 2 – Jan Hanish

Criterion 3 – Donna Vinton

Criterion 4 – Mike Licari

Criterion 5 – Jack Yates (Al will be out of town)

FoE – Jon/April


Jim brought a draft of the bookmark that will be distributed to everyone who attends the Open Forum.  His office will provide signs for the breakout tables:  one for each HLC criteria, one for FoE-First Year, one for FoE-Transfer, and one for Data. 


Bev would like to have the co-chairs rehearse their presentations next week after Keith has revised the PowerPoint. 


Notices about the Open Forum have been and will be in UNI Online and MyUniverse. 


4.  Additions/editing of the Draft – Bev

Mike submitted blurbs that will be included in the report that highlight contributions from faculty, staff and students.  Karen has read the report and provided information on continuity as well as making sure the report reads with one voice.


Bev drafted an introduction to the self-study that highlights some of the major changes that have occurred in areas such as administration, budgets, etc.  An addendum is planned that will discuss the new strategic plan and any other major changes not mentioned in the report.


The next scheduled meeting is Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 3:15 p.m. in the Presidential Room.