Self-Study Process

In Spring 2012, President Kay Norton appointed the HLC Steering Committee to design and guide the university’s HLC self-study.  The President’s charge directed the committee

  • To conduct a thorough and candid self-study of the University of Northern Colorado in relation to the criteria set forth by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • To conduct the self-study in a manner that is inclusive of multiple perspectives and provides opportunity for broad input from internal and external constituents.
  • To use what we learn in the self-study process to identify ways in which we will continue to embrace, advance, and cultivate UNC’s distinctive role among Colorado’s public doctoral research universities.

The HLC Steering Committee met throughout spring and early summer 2012 to develop a self-study plan.  Key features of the plan include a committee structure designed to address multiple aspects of the self-study process and a timeline that identifies major milestones to be accomplished. 

View the self-study plan committee structure and timeline.

Opportunities for input and participation will be available throughout the self-study process, and those interested in becoming involved may do so by contacting Kim Black.

Contact Information
Kim Black
Director of Assessment
Self-study Coordinator

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