2021 Assurance Argument and Site Visit


Steering Committee

  • Michael Tew, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Programming and Services and HLC Accreditation Liaison Officer
  • Jessica 'Decky' Alexander, Director, [email protected], Criterion 1 Chair
  • Suleiman Ashur, Director, School of Visual and Built Environments
  • W. Douglas Baker, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Criterion 3 Chair
  • Robert Carpenter, Chair, Faculty Senate Budget & Resources Committee
  • James Carroll, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Administration, Criterion 5 Chair
  • Doris Fields, Director, Undergraduate Studies, Criterion 4 Chair
  • Evan Finley, Director, Program Administration and Assurance
  • Ellen Gold, Interim Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Suzanne Gray, President, Faculty Senate
  • Leigh Greden, Chief of Staff, Office of the President
  • Christine Karshin, Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Services
  • Beth Kubitskey, Associate Dean, College of Education
  • Dorothy McAllen, Associate Dean, GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology
  • Stephanie Newell, Associate Dean, College of Business
  • Kathleen Stacey, Director, School of Communication, Media and Theatre Arts
  • Wade Tornquist, Interim Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research, Criterion 2 Chair
  • Xunhang "Hank" Zhou, Director, Institutional Research and Information Management

Assurance Argument Timeline

The Steering Committee and Criterion Committees reviewed and revised the assurance argument draft continuously throughout the process.

  • April 14-May 10 – The Faculty Senate reviewed the draft and provided feedback.
  • June 8-30th – Administrative Personnel reviewed the draft and provided feedback.
  • July 30-August 16 – Senior University Leadership reviewed the draft and provided feedback.
  • August 19 - Assurance Argument draft shared with the Faculty Senate.
  • August 30 – Penultimate draft completed
  • September 15 – Faculty Senate input received
  • September 16-20 - Production of Final Draft

HLC Campus Site Visit 

October 25-27 

More information to be provided in the coming weeks.