University of Northern Iowa Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Review

January 21, 2009


HLC Steering Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 21, 2009
3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Presidential Room, Maucker Union
  
AGENDA
  1. Welcome Back- Bev
  2. December 17, 2008 meeting notes - Shirley
  3. Evaluation team on-campus Nov. 8-10, 2010: Updated Time Line - Bev
  4. Committee Updates - All
  5. FIRE report - Karen
  6. Document Preparation Template & Guidelines - Jim
  7. FoE Update: Reports & Time Line - April & Jon
  8. For the good of the order

 

HLC Steering Committee

Meeting Notes
January 21, 2009 – 3:15 p.m.

Presidential Room-Maucker Union

Present: Agee, Buse, Chatham-Carpenter, Cutter, Hays, Kaparthi, Kopper, Licari, Martin, Morgan, Murtha, Neibauer, Pease, Uehle, Upah, Vinton, Wilson

Absent: Hanish, O’Connor, Patton

  1. Welcome Back - Bev
    Bev welcomed the committee back for the spring semester.
  2. December 17, 2008 meeting notes - Shirley
    The notes will stand as distributed
  3. Evaluation team on-campus Nov. 8-10. 2010: Updated Time Line - Bev
    Everyone should mark their calendars for Nov. 8-10, 2010 when the evaluation team will be on-campus. The team will arrive on Sunday, Nov. 7 and depart after noon on the 10th.
    A revised timeline was distributed.
  4. Committee Updates - All
    Each chair in attendance gave a brief update about the progress of their committee.
  5. FIRE report - Karen
    Karen reported that the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has placed UNI on their Red List because at least one of our policies restricts freedom of speech. Jon has been involved with this issue because he is a member of the UNI Bias Response Team. The language that FIRE objected to is found i a protocol, not a UNI policy. Karen wondered if this issue should be included in our self-study.
  6. Document Preparation Template & Guidelines - Jim
    The Guidelines were sent to all members via email and has been posted to the SharePoint site. Donna asked about the suggestion to copy and paste from the 2000 self-study report. Everyone agreed that if text is copied from the last report, it should be cited.
  7. FoE Update: Reports & Time Line – April & Jon
    Copies of the FoE Philosophy Dimension Report and Organization Dimension Report were distributed. Members were asked to read the reports and be prepared with comments for the dimension co-chairs who will be invited to attend the next meeting. The reports have been submitted to the FoE Policy Center for feedback.
  8. For the good of the order

The next meeting is scheduled for February 4, 3:15 p.m. in the Presidential Room.