Kent State Seeks Reaffirmation for 2013-2014 Academic YearPosted Feb. 10, 2014
Kent State University will undergo periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. To this end, the university will host a team from the Higher Learning Commission from April 1-4. The team will review Kent State’s ongoing ability to meet the commission’s criteria for accreditation, and will visit the Kent, Stark, East Liverpool and Trumbull campuses.
Kent State, which has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1915, will be assessed using the Academic Quality Improvement Project (AQIP).
“A university’s reaffirmation process is about assessing how well it is doing in meeting its objectives and keeping to institutional accreditation standards,” says Todd Diacon, Kent State’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “Everyone at Kent State is part of this process, and as we prepare to welcome our reviewers in a few weeks, I hope it also will be an opportunity for us to re-examine what more we can do to continue to advance the quality of higher education for our students.”
“Kent State has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission for almost a century now, and we have continuously met the commission’s accreditation standards,” says Fashaad Crawford, Kent State’s assistant provost for accreditation, assessment and learning. “Thanks to the hard work and commitment of our faculty and staff, we continue to improve our quality and processes to ensure that our students are getting the best education in one of the best academic environments.”
Kent State issued a public announcement in local newspapers inviting comments from members of the public regarding the university.
For more information about university accreditation, visit www.kent.edu/aqip/index.cfm.