Nov. 2, 2006
Vol. 26 No. 4

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    Re-accreditation report shows promising outlook of University

    The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools formally notified the University of its re-accreditation this summer.

    A site team appointed by the commission and composed of senior faculty and administrators from peer institutions concluded in its report that “overall, the University of Chicago is thriving; spirits are high; and the outlook for the future is very promising.”

    As part of the decennial re-accreditation process, the team met with University faculty members, staff, students, trustees and alumni to discuss the academic and administrative operations of the University. The site team, which visited the University and began its evaluations in February, also reviewed a self-study report prepared by four committees of University faculty and staff members.

    “In choosing a special interest on research infrastructure, we hoped to gain fresh insights from colleagues at outstanding peer institutions. We were very pleased with the quality of their observations and suggestions,” said Richard Saller, Provost of the University. The commission is one of six regional associations that accredits universities in the United States in accord with the Federal Higher Education Act. The University was a founding member of the North Central Association in 1895, and has been accredited by the association since 1913.