The University of Toledo's 2012 self-study report, "The HLC Self-Study: Shaping UT's Tomorrow" was prepared for the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission visited UT Feb. 27-29, 2012.
The Commission's work is guided by the core values of quality, integrity, innovation, diversity, inclusiveness, service, collaboration, and learning, each of which is of equal weight and importance. The Commission's vision is to be known for its distinctive strengths of integrity, flexibility, creativity, responsiveness, and risk-taking, and for its commitment to work for the common good of society.
The Criteria for Accreditation
The Criteria for Accreditation are organized under five major headings:
- Criterion One: Mission and Integrity
The organization operates with integrity to ensure the fulfillment of its mission through structures and processes that involve the board, administration, faculty, staff, and students.
- Criterion Two: Preparing for the Future
The organization's allocation of resources and its processes for evaluation and planning demonstrate its capacity to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its education, and respond to future challenges and opportunities.
- Criterion Three: Student Learning and Effective Teaching
The organization provides evidence of student learning and teaching effectiveness that demonstrates it is fulfilling its educational mission.
- Criterion Four: Acquisition, Discovery, and Application
of Knowledge. The organization promotes a life of learning for its faculty, administration, staff, and students by fostering and supporting inquiry, creativity, practice, and social responsibility in ways consistent with its mission.
- Criterion Five: Engagement and Service
As called for by its mission, the organization identifies its constituencies and serves them in ways both value.
Self Study: co-chairs spoke to SL groups 2-3x in 2008/2009
Appoint committee members
Criterion team meetings begin
Site visit by Dr. John Taylor
Special Emphasis open forums
October – November 2010
Mission and Integrity survey
First drafts of individual criterion reports submitted for institution-wide review
First full draft of UT Self Study report available for review
Forum for university vice presidents, deans, and Faculty Senate leadership
Second full draft of Self Study report available for review
August – September 2011
Senior leadership meeting
Final report review
Submit final report
December 23, 2011
Self Study update/addendum
February 8, 2012
February 26 – 29, 2012