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Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Review

September 24, 2009

HLC Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 24, 2009

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Presidential Room, Maucker Union


  1. Welcome - Bev
  2. September 3, 2009 meeting notes -Bev
  3. Instructions for reading the self-study report-Bev and Kate
  4. Foundations of Excellence update – April and Jon
  5. Feedback on self-study report from University community- Bev and DeWayne Purdy
    Online discussion board (anonymous, names without authentication, authenticated)
  6. For the good of the order
HLC Steering Committee

Meeting Notes

September 24, 2009-3:15 p.m.

Presidential Room-Maucker Union

  1. Bev welcomed the group.
  2. September 3, 2009 meeting.notes - approved
  3. Instructions for reading the self-study report – Bev & Kate
    Group discussed reading the self-study draft. Points covered:
    • Keep in mind that we need a coherent voice in the document.
    • Look for glaring omissions
      Look for overlap and duplication
    • Look at the fit between the analysis and the evidence that is supporting that analysis
    • Look at Conclusions and recommendations very carefully
    • Look at strength/challenges. They are not currently in priority order – think about whether they should be.
    • We are using APA style. If you find typos or grammar errors, Shirley asks that you print the page, note it in color and send it to her.
    • Don’t worry about spacing, headers, bullets at this stage
    • Please send a list of your high level concerns to Shirley by 5pm Monday Oct 5.
  4. Feedback on self-study report from University community – Bev & DeWayne Purdy

DeWayne gave a presentation on the new website and its feedback capabilities. After discussing various possibilities the group decided to have a two stage process. 1) Post draft of self study and ask for feedback - via authenticated system such as through MyUniverse, but also allow people who wish to remain anonymous print a hard copy of form and send it through campus mail. 2) After looking at feedback, pick major themes and consider having an online discussion board on those themes.