Setting the Standard for Quality

The University of Iowa has institutional accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The following Criteria for Accreditation, which address five broad areas, are used by HLC to determine an institution’s accreditation status.

  1. MissionThe institution’s mission is clear and articulated publicly; it guides the institution’s operations.
  2. Integrity: Ethical and Responsible ConductThe institution acts with integrity; its conduct is ethical and responsible.
  3. Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support The institution provides high quality education, wherever and however its offering are delivered.
  4. Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement – The institution demonstrates responsibility for the quality of its educational programs, learning environments, and support services, and it evaluates their effectiveness for student learning through processes designed to promote continuous improvement.
  5. Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness – The institution’s resources, structures, and processes are sufficient to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its education al offerings, and respond to future challenges and opportunities. The institution plans for the future.

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