University of Northern Iowa Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Review
February 25, 2010
HLC Steering Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 25, 2010
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Presidential Room, Maucker Union
- Welcome – Bev
- January 28, 2010 meeting notes - Shirley
- Open Forum follow up & self-study feedback– all
- Team Evaluators – Bev
- Updates to Cabinet, AAC, University Faculty Senate
- Transition – the passing of the torch - Bev
- For the good of the order
Present: Agee, Buse, Chatham-Carpenter, Cutter, Hanish, Hays, Kaparthi, Kopper, Licari, Martin, Morgan, Murtha, Neibauer, O’Connor, Pease, Uehle, Upah, Vinton, Wilson
Absent: Arthur, Patton
1. Welcome – Bev
Bev thanked the committee for all of their work
2. January 28, 2010 meeting notes
The notes will stand as distributed.
3. Open Forum follow up & self-study feedback
After the March 12 feedback deadline, comments will be compiled and discussed by the steering committee.
4. Team Evaluators – Bev
Below is a list of our team of evaluators:
Bette Midgarden-Chair Minnesota State Univ.-Moorhead
Kathryn Alley South Dakota School of Mines & technology
Donald Betz Northeastern State Univ.-Tahlequah, OK
Anne Blackhurst Minnesota State Univ.-Mankato
Jo Calhoun University of Denver
Bruce Fox Northern Arizona University
Robert Guell Indiana State University
Lillie Howard Wright State Univ.-Dayton, OH
Jose Rosario Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. Indianapolis
Jeffrey Slovak Governors State Univ.-University Park, IL
Sleeping rooms as well as a meeting room have been reserved for the team at the Country Inn & Suites. They will arrive in Cedar Falls on Sunday, November 7. Steve Moon has agreed to provide computers at the hotel if needed. The headquarters while they are on-campus will be in Gilchrist.
5. Updates to Cabinet, AAC, University Faculty Senate – Bev
Bev has updated the Cabinet and Academic Affairs Council and asked that they be available while the team is on campus. A list of all UNI policies and procedures, including the last time each was updated, was shared with the Cabinet. During research for the report, we discovered a policy that has been pending since 1988.
July 1 is the deadline for all UNI web sites to be updated. Each division has a point person who should be sharing this deadline with staff.
6. Transition – the passing of the torch – Bev
Mike and Barbara have agreed to co-chair the self-study process.
In addition to handling feedback comments, a conclusion chapter will need to be written as well as the addendum. The addendum could include the new strategic plan, an update on FoE, and any developments that occur after the report is finalized.
Even after the report goes to UMPR, it will be very important that this committee is involved in the marketing and dissemination of information about the self-study process. There are several bookmarks left over from the Open Forum and an abbreviated booklet for distribution to staff was discussed.
During July, a call for feedback must be made public and all comments go directly to the HLC. Kate asked if the HLC shares these comments with us.
The next scheduled meeting is Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 3:15 p.m. in the Presidential Room.