January 19, 2006
Vol. 25 No. 8

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    Re-accreditation meetings scheduled

    As reported in the Oct. 6 Chronicle, a site team of senior faculty members and administrators from peer institutions will be on campus from Monday, Feb. 6 through Wednesday, Feb. 8 for the University’s decennial re-accreditation evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    As part of the re-accreditation process, four committees comprised of faculty members and staff prepared a self-study report covering prescribed topics: mission and integrity; preparing for the future; student learning and effective teaching; acquisition, discovery and application of knowledge; and engagement and service; as well as a special emphasis section on research infrastructure.

    Copies of the Self-Study Report are available in the Joseph Regenstein Library. A noncirculating copy is shelved near the Reference Desk on the First Floor Reading Room. Two additional copies at the Regenstein Reserves/Circulation Desk are available on four-hour loan.

    The site team, appointed by the commission and chaired by Mark Wrighton, the Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis, will meet with University faculty members, staff, students and alumni to discuss the workings of the University, the self-study report and the topics that it raises.

    The site team also will hold three open meetings: one for members of the faculty, another for students and a third for staff. These meetings will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, in the Graduate School of Business Hyde Park Center, Rooms 104A, 104B and 104C.

    The meetings are part of the standard process of commission visits and allow members of the University community to share their views on the University with the team and to ask any questions they may have.