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HLC Continuous Improvement

KU archives and organizes select documents related to our institutional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). A variety of documents from 2015 through 2019 are presented below.

Quality Initiative

As part of the Open Pathway model, KU will develop a Quality Initiative that addresses an academic issue of institutional importance.  A proposal was submitted to HLC in June 2022 and a final report is due June 1, 2024

Multi-Location Site Visit

In Spring 2023, KU submitted a Multi-Location Institutional Report that included data about each selected location and explained its operations.  HLC's peer reviewer examined evidence to assure the quality of KU's extended operations and the institutions capacity to maintain that quality.

HLC conducts multi-location site visits every five years.  The next site visit will be conducted during AY 2027-2028

2019 Mid-Cycle Assurance Review

As part of HLC's accreditation process, a campus committee from across the university provided input for KU's Assurance Argument.  The Argument was submitted in June 2019 to demonstrate KU meets the Criteria and Core Components for Accreditation.  A peer review team evaluated the Assurance Argument and HLC accepted the recommendations outline in the Team Report

2015 Comprehensive Review

In 2015, KU conducted an extensive self-study to prepare for a university wide re-accreditation review by HLC.  The institution was granted 10 year accreditation on May 5, 2015