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Overview of Quality Initiative

“The HLC Open Pathway for Reaffirmation of Accreditation requires the institution to undertake a major Quality Initiative designed to suit its present concerns or aspirations. The Quality Initiative takes place between years 5 and 9 of the 10-year Open Pathway Cycle. A Quality Initiative may be designed to begin and be completed during this time or it may continue an initiative already in progress or achieve a key milestone in the work of a longer initiative. The Quality Initiative is intended to allow institutions to take risks, aim high, and if so be it, learn from only partial success or even failure.” — The Higher Learning Commission

UIS Quality Initiative Project Overview

UIS Quality Initiative Team

Harshavardhan Bapat, Natural Science Division Coordinator and Associate Professor, Chemistry

Cecilia Cornell, Associate Vice Chancellor, Graduate Education

Karen Moranski, Associate Vice Chancellor, Undergraduate Education

Lynn Pardie, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Provost

Jorge Villegas, Associate Professor, Business Administration

Mark Wrighton, Dean, College of Public Affairs and Administration

If you have any questions regarding the Quality Initiative, please contact Karen Moranski at

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University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



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