News and Media Coverage
Higher Learning Commission team to visit campus Feb. 27, 28
February 23, 2012
A team from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools will visit the University Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 27-29.
The HLC site visit is just around the corner. Are you ready?
February 19, 2012
On February 27th and 28th, they will be on campus to meet with students, faculty, staff, and community members to validate what they’ve read and to gain additional information for their final report.
Forums schedule during Higher Learning Commission site visit
February 17, 2012
A series of open forums will be held on Health Science and Main campuses late this month as part of UT’s continuing accreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Abundant engagement opportunities identified in Higher Learning Commission's Criterion
February 10, 2012
If there’s been a common reaction among those involved with UT’s continuing accreditation process, it has been surprise at what they’ve learned.
Lifelong education at the heart of Higher Learning Commission's Criterion 4 goals
February 3, 2012
All focus on a concept of “life of learning,” which is at the heart of Criterion 4 of UT’s continuing accreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Higher Learning Commission Criterion 3 focuses on educational effectiveness
January 25, 2012
After students take that memorable stroll during commencement exercises, they leave their alma maters with degrees in hand, ready to take on the world.
Strategic planning improvements key to Higher Learning Commission progress
January 23, 2012
Astute strategic planning is a key component to success. In the early 2000s, administrators at The University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio were acutely aware of the fact.
UT begins home stretch of Higher Learning Commission process
January 17, 2012
As spring semester begins, UT enters a home stretch of sorts in a process toward continued accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
UT seeks public comment for continuing accreditation
January 13, 2012
The University of Toledo is seeking public comments about the institution in preparation for its comprehensive evaluation visit Feb. 27-29 by a site team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Self Study: Shaping UT's Tomorrow Blog - Third-party comment - what is it?
January 13, 2012
This semester, UT will complete a very important phase toward continued accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
TowerViews - interview Dr. Penny Poplin Gosetti
December 20, 2011
Self Study: Shaping UT's Tomorrow Blog -The self-study marathon... Or not.
December 12, 2011
As a runner, I have sometimes compared the continued accreditation process to a marathon. Running 26.2 miles takes a long time, it can be painful, and the preparation requires commitment and hard work.
President updates board on administrative strategic goals
September 27, 2011
The University of Toledo will continue its efforts to elevate the wellness and prosperity of the greater Toledo community and improve the relevance and quality of education during the 2011-12 academic year, UT President Lloyd Jacobs told the Board of Trustees last week.
Self Study: Shaping UT's Tomorrow Blog -One last request for feedback!
September 26, 2011
I’ve learned that blogging is one of those things that easily gets pushed to the bottom of my “to do” list. While you may not have seen activity on the blog, there has been a lot going on with the University’s continued preparation for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) visit February 27 – 29, 2012.
Stronger relationships with students, recruiting faculty among provost’s goals
September 22, 2011
Dr. William McMillen has an industrious academic year ahead with large University-wide academic initiatives and a personal commitment to become more involved in the student experience.
Self Study: Shaping UT's Tomorrow Blog -Here's Your First Reading Assignment for the
August 24, 2011
Welcome to a new academic year at UT! This is my first experience with the “beginning of school” at UT, and it is fun to see all of the enthusiasm around campus and during the many different events taking place.
Final draft of Higher Learning Commission self-study report ready for review
August 22, 2011
The University’s self-study report for the Higher Learning Commission is nearing completion with the final draft to be posted Monday, Aug. 22, for review by the UT community.
UT providing full picture to Higher Learning Commission
June 22, 2011
The Higher Learning Commission expects universities to show they are dynamic and living organizations, have a commitment to transparency, and demonstrate integrity in the self-study process.
Self Study: Shaping UT's Tomorrow Blog -Preparing our "elevator speech"
June 16, 2011
In a previous life, I worked with college students who were searching for jobs or internships. While discussing networking, we’d talk a lot about preparing an “elevator speech.”
Be prepared for Higher Learning Commission accreditation visit
June 10, 2011
Every person at The University of Toledo needs not only to be aware of the ongoing Higher Learning Commission accreditation process, but also ready to participate in it.
UT Board of Trustees discusses budget, approves faculty workload policy
May 17, 2011
The University of Toledo Board of Trustees discussed Monday a draft budget for fiscal year 2012 that addresses a $20.5 million reduction in operating dollars from the state.
Core curriculum to be updated around competency areas
May 4, 2011
The core curriculum at The University of Toledo is being updated and framed around a set of core competencies that will put more focus on learning outcomes.
Self Study: Shaping UT's Tomorrow Blog -Conference Reflection
May 4, 2011
I was recently part of a UT delegation who attended the Higher Learning Commission’s Annual Conference. It was amazing to see so many people (over 3000!) all there to learn about accreditation and related issues like assessment, Federal compliance, and core curriculum.
Self Study: Shaping UT's Tomorrow Blog -The UT Self Study needs your help!
April 20, 2011
University accreditation may not sound very exciting, but it affects all of us here at the University of Toledo. So why should you read this blog, you ask?
Feedback crucial for Higher Learning Commission preparation
April 15, 2011
Feedback will be a key factor in preparing UT for next year’s site visit from the Higher Learning Commission, according to President Lloyd Jacobs.
First drafts of Higher Learning Commission criterion reports available for review
February 1st, 2011
The first unedited drafts of the University’s Higher Learning Commission (HLC) self-study criterion team reports will be available for review by the campus community starting Tuesday, Feb. 1, at noon.
Forums planned to allow faculty input on UT accreditation self-study
September 23rd, 2010
Three forums have been scheduled to allow faculty members to share their views and provide feedback for the self-study report The University of Toledo is preparing for its 2012 accreditation visit from the Higher Learning Commission.
Third Higher Learning Commission open forum Nov. 5
November 4th, 2010
How The University of Toledo prepares for the future, including its expanding role in regional economic development and community engagement, will be the topic of the third campus-wide open forum being held in conjunction with UT’s Higher Learning Commission self-study for continuing accreditatio
Second Higher Learning Commission self-study open forum Oct. 29
October 28th, 2010
The second open forum for faculty, staff and students that is being held in conjunction with the University’s Higher Learning Commission self-study for continuing accreditation will be held Friday, Oct. 29, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Eleanor N. Dana Conference Center Williams/Defiance rooms on Health Science Campus.
Open forums slated for Higher Learning Commission self-study
October 19th, 2010
Members of The University of Toledo community are invited to attend three forums to share their views and provide feedback for the self-study report UT is preparing for its 2012 visit from the Higher Learning Commission for continuing accreditation.
UT to webcast accreditation presentation Oct. 15
October 14th, 2009
The University has added a webcast presentation to enable Dr. John A. Taylor from the Higher Learning Commission to address the campus community regarding UT’s 2012 accreditation and the preceding two-year self-study that commenced this month.
UT begins preparation for 2012 accreditation visit
September 11th, 2009
For the last year, The University of Toledo has been preparing for its 10-year institutional accreditation visit from the Higher Learning Commission. Though the site visit won’t take place until 2012, UT has a great deal of work to complete for the visit.