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Bridging to the HLC Criteria

Below are links to detailed descriptions of the five criteria to which our Self-Study Report are mapped. A guide to the Core Components in the UIS Self-Study Report is available for download.

Criterion 1. Mission and Integrity

Core Component 1a: The organization’s mission documents are clear and articulate publicly the organization’s commitments. See pages 25, 28-29, 39, 59, 64, 70, 73, 103

Core Component 1b: In its mission documents, the organization recognizes the diversity of its learners, other constituencies, and the greater society it serves. See pages 28, 40-41, 133-134, 159

Core Component 1c: Understanding of and support for the mission pervade the organization. See pages 29, 40, 63, 66, 78, 81, 162

Core Component 1d: The organization’s governance and administrative structures promote effective leadership and support collaborative processes that enable the organization to fulfill its mission. See pages 2, 3, 19, 119, 131, 161, 167

Core Component 1e: The organization upholds and protects its integrity. See pages 25, 59, 70, 73

Criterion 2. Preparing for the Future

Core Component 2a: The organization realistically prepares for a future shaped by multiple societal and economic trends. See pages 1, 3, 9, 13, 16-17, 22, 25, 29, 32, 39, 41, 43, 46, 71, 78, 90, 133-134, 160, 162-163, 170

Core Component 2b: The organization’s resource base supports its educational programs and its plans for maintaining and strengthening their quality in the future. See pages 4, 5, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 42, 49, 64-65, 161, 163

Core Component 2c: The organization’s ongoing evaluation and assessment processes provide reliable evidence of institutional effectiveness that clearly informs strategies for continuous improvement. See pages 21-24, 31, 33, 45, 47, 54, 59, 70, 75-76, 80, 85, 106, 114, 117-119, 125, 144, 146

Core Component 2d: All levels of planning align with the organization’s mission, thereby enhancing its capacity to fulfill that mission. See pages 14, 20, 26, 27, 31, 34, 63, 71, 105, 160

Criterion 3. Student Learning and Effective Teaching

Core Component 3a: The organization’s goals for student learning outcomes are clearly stated for each educational program and make effective assessment possible. See pages 65, 72-75, 77, 79, 82, 86, 165, 169

Core Component 3b: The organization values and supports effective teaching. See pages 67, 105, 162, 167, 170

Core Component 3c: The organization creates effective learning environments. See pages 17, 55, 67, 86, 90-91, 93, 95, 108, 122, 167

Core Component 3d: The organization’s learning resources support student learning and effective teaching. See pages 55-56, 71, 85, 87, 89, 115, 120, 168, 171-172, 175

Criterion 4. Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge

Core Component 4a: The organization demonstrates, through the actions of its board, administrators, students, faculty, and staff, that it values a life of learning. See pages 48, 88, 103, 105, 108-109, 112-114, 120-123, 141, 159

Core Component 4b: The organization demonstrates that acquisition of a breadth of knowledge and skills and the exercise of intellectual inquiry are integral to its educational programs. See pages 68, 79, 93, 104, 107-110, 139-140

Core Component 4c: The organization assesses the usefulness of its curricula to students who will live and work in a global, diverse, and technological society. See pages 67, 69, 80, 82, 83, 92, 111, 135-136, 138, 141, 143

Core Component 4d: The organization provides support to ensure that faculty, students, and staff acquire, discover, and apply knowledge responsibly. See pages 83, 87, 120

Criterion 5. Engagement and Service

Core Component 5a: The organization learns from the constituencies it serves and analyzes its capacity to serve their needs and expectations. See pages 52-53, 58, 66, 69, 81, 83, 92, 97, 104, 131, 142, 145, 149-150, 154, 168, 173, 175

Core Component 5b: The organization has the capacity and the commitment to engage with its identified constituencies and communities. See pages 41, 54, 56, 81, 84, 89, 91, 94, 96, 97, 121, 126, 132, 135, 137-138, 141, 143, 145, 151, 153, 174

Core Component 5c: The organization demonstrates its responsiveness to those constituencies that depend on it for service. See pages 44, 68, 70, 89, 97, 122, 132, 148-149, 173

Core Component 5d: Internal and external constituencies value the services the organization provides. See pages 126, 132, 146, 152-155, 169

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