North Central Association, Higher Learning Commission Re-accreditation Visit Collection, 2008-2011.

Collection Overview

Title: North Central Association, Higher Learning Commission Re-accreditation Visit Collection, 2008-2011.

Record Series: 03/01/24

Creator: Self Study Committee, UNI

Date: 2008-2011

Extent: 5 linear feet, 4 boxes

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: This material is entirely in English.

Access and Use

Accessing the Collection:

Except for a small portion of Box 3, all of this collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the North Central Association, Higher Learning Commission Re-accreditation Visit Collection, 2008-2011, Archives Record Series 03/01/24, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Historical Note

The campus self-study committee delivered this collection to the University Archives in 2011.

Scope and Content

This collection was assembled in preparation for a re-accreditation visit to the University of Northern Iowa by the North Central Association, Higher Learning Commission in November 2010.  As such, the collection is an excellent snapshot of the programs, services, plans, Web sites, and policies of the university at that time.  In addition,  the official university publications included in the collection offer a good look at the way in which the university wished to be viewed by the public and the accreditors.

Most of this collection served as a body of evidence and support for the self-study performed in preparation for the visit of the accreditation team.  Over half of the collection is arranged as supporting documentation for the footnotes and references in the self-study.  That is, files are labeled and arranged in the order in which footnotes or references appear in the self-study:  for example, Chapter 1, footnotes 1-10; Chapter 1, footnotes 11-20; and so on.  In most footnotes folders, the actual referenced document is present. In a few cases, there is only a further reference to a source.

The collection also includes some freestanding documents that were apparently assembled for the use of the accreditation visitors.  There is also a limited amount of evidence of the work of the campus preparation committee itself.

Researchers who are interested in previous North Central Association re-accreditation efforts may wish to consult the collection assembled for the 2000-2001 visit.


Box 1

Folders 1-4: Self-study footnotes, chapters 1-4

Box 2

Folders 1-9: Self-study footnotes, chapters 5-14

Box 3

Folders 1-4: Self-study footnotes, chapters 15-18 

Folders 5- 51: Freestanding documentation

  • List of required materials for evaluation process
  • HLC self-study report by document title
  • Admissions
  • Alumni outcomes survey
  • American Democracy Project
  • Business and Community Services
  • Campus master plan correspondence
  • Career Services
  • Center for Multicultural Education
  • Class schedule:  spring 2010, summer 2010
  • College of Business Administration, AACSB accreditation maintenance report, 2008-2009
  • Community resources
  • Compliance and diversity
  • Continuing and Distance Education
  • Counseling
  • Credit Union
  • Culture and Intensive English Program
  • Faculty
  • Financial Aid
  • First Year Council
  • Graduate College
  • Health Services
  • Information Technology Task Force
  • Liberal Arts Core
  • Library
  • Museum
  • NABL
  • National Student Exchange
  • National Survey of Student Engagement
  • Policy development, review, and revision
  • President
  • Public Safety
  • Residence
  • School of Music
  • Sports Camps
  • Supplemental material on UNI service activities
  • Sponsored programs
  • Strategic plan:  Department of History
  • Stretegic plan:  Department of Social Work
  • Student checklist
  • Student profile:  fall 2008
  • Student Support Services
  • Telephone directory
  • Wellness
  • Women
  • Confidential files--Restricted Access

Box 4

Folder 1: Higher Learning Commission accreditation Web site screen shots, 2010

Folder 2: University Marketing and Public Relations accreditation Web site

Folder 3: HLC Re-accreditation Committee reports

Folder 4: HLC Steering Committee

Folder 5: Content analysis of Foundations of Excellence survey of faculty and staff, December 11, 2008

Folder 6: Professor Cutter's Committee files

Folder 7: Academic Quality Improvement Program

Folder 8: HLC volunteers

Folder 9: Foundations of Excellence volunteers and committees

Folder 10: Lunch and Launch, October 7, 2008

Folder 11: HLC evaluation team--arrangements

Folder 12: SharePoint

Folder 13: HLC visit promotion

Folder 14: Thank you letters

Folder 15: NCA Self-Study report, 1991

Folder 16: NCA Self-Study report, 2000

Folder 17: NCA report of a visit to UNI, 2001

Folder 18: NCA sefl-study report, 2010 (2 copies)

Folder 19: Foundations of Excellence Self-Study Performance Indicators, 2008

Folder 20: Foundations of Excellence in the First College Year, 2008-2009

Folder 21: G-MON-1000-i, annual meeting, 2009

Folder 22: HLC annual meeting, program book and resource book, 2008, 2009

Folder 23: HLC annual meeting, presenter information packet, 2009

Folder 24: HLC reaccreditation annual report, 2007-2008

Folder 25: Self-Study Coordinator badge

Processing Information

Collection processed and inventory written by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, April 17, 2012. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, November 2017 and February 2018. Linear Feet updated August 16, 2017

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