Overview - Reaffirmation 2019-20

2019-2020 Reaffirmation of Accreditation

In 2019-2020, a peer review team from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) will conduct a site visit as part of Benedictine College’s reaffirmation of accreditation. Prior to this visit, the university will complete a comprehensive evaluation to evaluate the extent to which it is meeting the five criteria established by the HLC.

Benedictine College is required to complete the comprehensive evaluation to maintain regional accreditation. Just as important, the reaffirmation process provides an opportunity for Benedictine College to document the strengths of our educational programs, continue our commitment to educational improvement, and enhance our understanding of institutional effectiveness.

The Re-Affirmation of Accreditation Leadership Team is responsible for coordinating Benedictine College’s efforts to prepare for the comprehensive evaluation and the HLC site visit. Benedictine College last underwent a comprehensive evaluation and site visit during the 2009-10 academic year. For the 2019-2020 reaffirmation of accreditation, Benedictine College will participate in the Open Pathway model. This model was debuted by HLC in 2013 and is significantly different from the 2009-2010 reaffirmation process.

This page describes the reaffirmation process and the college’s plan for conducting the comprehensive evaluation, including the committee structure that will guide the process.

Higher Learning Commission Criteria

  1. Mission
  2. Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct
  3. Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support
  4. Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement
  5. Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness