UAAC Committee Charge

Serve the university by providing guidance, leadership and support to institutional accreditation and effectiveness. The committee works to fulfill this purpose by:

  1. Developing timelines and procedures for accreditation processes within the guidelines of the institutional accreditor (Higher Learning Commission).
  2. Informing, engaging, and involving the university faculty, staff, administration, and students in on-going dialogue concerning university accreditation activities and progress.
  3. Facilitating university community education concerning accreditation criteria, federal compliance, policies, and procedures.
  4. Ensuring that accreditation is an on-going process by working to prepare the assurance argument, routine progress reports and any required special monitoring reports.
  5. Reviewing and monitoring the collection of institutional evidence, progress on Quality Initiative projects and any accreditation recommendations.
  6. Working with and holding the university community accountable to ensure that accreditation activities result in integrated, meaningful, and sustained university improvement.