Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Updates

As a part of the normal Open Pathway accreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Iowa State University successfully navigated its “Year 4 Assurance Review” in February 2020. This review was conducted by a team of peer reviewers who reviewed an updated version of Iowa State University’s Assurance Argument prepared as a part of the Higher Learning Commission Comprehensive Review that occurred during 2015-2016. We thank the members of our 2019-2020 HLC Steering Committee as well as the peer reviewer team for their outstanding work.

From Spring 2021 through Spring 2022, Iowa State commenced work on an 18 month Quality Improvement Initiative, which was approved by HLC on April 13, 2021. Recommendations from the ACE Learner Success Lab project will guide university efforts to further student success and to prepare for the 2025 HLC reaccreditation review.

Questions regarding Iowa State University’s accreditation status may be directed to Kelsey Gillen, Director of Academic Quality and Undergraduate Education, at kmgillen@iastate.edu

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