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Higher Learning Commission on Campus

Trina Vue ’20, Communications and Marketing
Publication date: 
October 28, 2019

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) will visit the University of Minnesota Morris as part of the campus's regular ten-year reaccreditation process. The team will be on campus October 28–29, 2019.

The two-day HLC visit will be conducted by a five-member team of peer reviewers. In addition to requested meetings with specific campus offices, the team has provided opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to discuss how the Morris campus meets each of the HLC Criteria.


11-11:50 a.m.

Alumni Room, Student Center

Criteria 1 and 2 Open Forum (Blanton, Flaherty, Kutlenios)
Mission (Criterion 1)
Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct (Criterion 2)

2-2:50 p.m.

Alumni Room, Student Center

Criterion 3 Open Forum (Flaherty, Tutt)
Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support

3-3:50 p.m.

Alumni Room, Student Center

Criterion 4 Open Forum (Blanton, Flaherty, Kutlenios)
Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement

4-4:50 p.m.

Welcome Center 210

Drop in – open appointments (Blanton, Kutlenios)


8-8:50 a.m.

Alumni Room, Student Center

Criterion 5 Open Forum (Blanton, Flaherty, Kutlenios)
Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness

9-9:50 a.m.

Moccasin Flower, Student Center

Drop in – open appointments (Fladeland, Tutt)

UMN Morris last received reaffirmation of accreditation in 2010. The campus has been continually accredited since 1970.

About the Higher Learning Commission

The Higher Learning Commission is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit degree-granting colleges and universities. Institutions are evaluated against a set of standards they must meet to receive or maintain accredited status. The process for reaffirmation of accreditation includes a long-term self-study and site visit by a peer-review team. To learn more, visit