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A

Additional Locations: Substantive Change Application for the Notification Program (September 2013)
Advice for HLC Peer Reviewers: Visiting Institutions During the Current Economic Crisis (March 2010)
Appeals, Institutional (April 2011)
AQIP Action Project Directory User Guide (April 2010)
AQIP Action Project Guide (2011)
AQIP Agenda Samples: Quality Checkup Visits (October 2009)
AQIP Building Your Strategy Forum Team (2008)
AQIP Category Item Worksheet (2008)
AQIP Category Summary Worksheet (2008)
AQIP Completing Your Strategies for Action Workbook (November 2010)
AQIP Forums: Instructions and Tips (April 2010)
AQIP Principles and Categories for Improving Academic Quality (2010)
AQIP Quality Checkup Guide (October 2010)
AQIP Quality Checkup Report Template (September 2010)
AQIP Quality Culture and Infrastructure Survey (September 2010)
AQIP Reaffirmation Process: Outline and Timetable 2010-2011 (May 2010)
AQIP Report Instructions for Review Panels - Distance Education (2007)
AQIP Reviewer Roles (2010)
AQIP Sample Quality Checkup Visit Report (January 2007)
AQIP Self-Evaluating Your Systems Portfolio (2009)
AQIP Self-Evaluation of Significant Strengths through Outstanding Opportunities (2009)
AQIP Strategy for Action Workbook (January 2011)
AQIP Strategy for Action Workbook Sample (August 2008)
AQIP Strategy Forum Preparation: Creating the Climate for Continuous Learning (2010)
AQIP Systems Appraisal Feedback Report (2011)
AQIP Systems Appraiser Guide (2010)
AQIP Systems Portfolio Guide (April 2013)
AQIP Systems Portfolios and Systems Appraisals (February 2006)
AQIP Template: Index to the location of evidence relating to the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation found in the Systems Portfolio (April 2010)
AQIP’s Nine Categories and How they Cover and Capture the Expectations of HLC’s Five Criteria for Accreditation (2007) 
Assumed Practices within the Criteria for Accreditation (April 2013)

B

Branch Campuses and Additional Locations Substantive Change Application (September 2013)
Bylaws of the Higher Learning Commission (June 2010)

C

Changes at the Institution Requiring Commission Notification or Approval: Overview of Commission Policies and Procedures (January 2011)
Clock to Credit Conversion or Substantial Increase or Decrease in Clock or Credit Hours Required for One or More Programs Substantive Change Application (September 2013)
Compliance with Revised Federal Rules for Recognition of Accrediting Agencies (March 2010)
Comprehensive Visit: Required Materials and Submission Procedures (May 2011)
Contractual Arrangements Substantive Change Application (September 2013)
Contractual Arrangements Substantive Change Screening Form (September 2013)
Consortial Arrangements Substantive Change Application (September 2013)
Credit Hour Regulations: HLC Signed ACE Letter (February 2011)
Credit Hour Regulations from the Department of Education (HLC Letter to Membership) (April 2011) 

D

Distance Delivery Substantive Change Application (September 2013)
Distance Education, Guidelines for the Evaluation of (July 2009)
Dual Credit: Guidelines for Institutions and Peer Reviewers (April 2014)
Dual Credit in U.S. Higher Educaiton: A Study of State Policy and Quality Assurance Practices (February 2013)
Dues and Fees Schedule for 2013-2014 (July 2013)

E

Eligibility Requirements: Preliminary Evidence (May 2011)
Exit Session Protocol for Commission Visits: Commission Procedure (October 2011)

F

Federal Compliance Program Documents (January 2012)
Federal Rules for Recognition of Accrediting Agencies, Compliance with (March 2010)
Federal Reserve Building Guide: Information for Visitors (June 2010)
Focused Visit: Guide for Writing the Team Report (January 2005)
Focused Visit: Required Materials and Submission Procedures (May 2011)

G

Guide for Writing the Team Report: Focused Visit (January 2005)
Guide to the Federal Reserve Building: Information for Visitors (June 2010)
Guidelines for the Evaluation of Distance Education (July 2009)

H

Higher Education Opportunity Act: A Summary of Commission Policies (March 2010)
Higher Learning Commission Jurisdictional Requirements (September 2010)
Higher Learning Commission Statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (March 2011)
HLC Signed ACE Letter Addressing Credit Hour Regulations (February 2011)
HLC Signed ACE Letter Addressing State Authorization (March 2011)

I

Institutional Accreditation: An Overview, 2010 (January 2010)
Institutional Appeals (April 2011)
Institutional Circumstances Requiring Commission Approved Teach-Out Arrangements (January 2011)
International Education Programs for Non-U.S. Nationals: Principles of Good Practice (September 1997)

J

Jurisdictional Requirements of the Higher Learning Commission (September 2010)

M

Marketing Practices at For-Profit Institutions Statement (August 2010)
Minimum Expectations within the Criteria for Accreditation: Documenting Fundamental Understandings (July 2010)
Minimum Expectations Statement: Instructions for PEAQ and AQIP Teams (July 2010)
Mission and Student Body Substantive Change Application (September 2013)
Multi-Location Visit Report (March 2011)
Multi-Location Visit Sampling Protocol (March 2011)
Multi-Location Visits: Information for Institutions (March 2011)
Multi-Location Visits: Information for Peer Reviewers (March 2011)

N

New Programs Substantive Change Application (September 2013)

O

Overview of Commission Policies and Procedures for Institutional Changes Requiring Commission Notification or Approval (January 2011)
Overview of Institutional Accreditation (January 2010)

P

Peer Reviewers Serving as Independent Consultants or on Mock Teams to Comprehensive Reviews, Evaluation Reports (January 2011)
Policies and Procedures for Non-Commission Staff Traveling on Commission Business (July 2009)
Policies and Procedures for Institutional Changes Requiring Commission Notification or Approval: An Overview (January 2011)
Policies Related to the Higher Education Opportunity Act: A Summary (February 2009)
Policy Book: Commission Policies (May 2013)
Policy Center on the First Year of College - Memorandum of Understanding Sample: Agreement Between College and the Higher Learning Commission on a Special Emphasis Self-Study Option for the Comprehensive Evaluation (April 2010)
Policy Center on the First Year of College: Applying for Special Emphasis (Customized) Self-Study Consideration in the Joint Project between the Commission and the Policy Center (April 2010)
Preliminary Evidence for Eligibility Requirements (May 2011)
Principles of Good Practice in Overseas International Education Programs for Non-U.S. Nationals (September 1997)
Professional Doctorate: Report to the Board of Trustees from the Task Force (June 2006)
Programs – New: Substantive Change Application (September 2013)
Public Information Statement: Commission Requirements of Institutions for State Authorization (April 2010)

Q

Quality Initiative Proposal Process Packet - The following documents are included:

  • Overview of the Quality Initiative Proposal Process
  • Quality Initiative Institutional Proposal Template
  • Quality Initiative Proposal Panel Review Instructions
  • Quality Initiative Proposal Panel Review Form

R

Report to the Board of Trustees from the Task Force on the Professional Doctorate (June 2006)
Required Materials and Submission Procedures: Focused Visit (May 2011)
Required Materials and Submission Procedures: PEAQ an AQIP Change Visit (May 2011)
Required Materials and Submission Procedures: PEAQ Comprehensive Visit (May 2011)

S

School of Record Guidelines (March 2014)

State Authorization: HLC Signed ACE Letter (March 2011)
State Authorization: Commission Requirements of Institutions (April 2010)
Statement on Commission Peer Reviewers Serving as Independent Consultants or on Mock Teams to Comprehensive Reviews, Evaluation Reports (January 2011)
Statement on Marketing Practices at For-Profit Institutions (August 2010)
Statement on the Accreditation of High Schools (June 2012)
Statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (March 2011)
Student Learning, Assessment, and Accreditation (2007)
Substantive Change Application: Branch Campuses and Additional Locations (September 2013)
Substantive Change Application: Certificates Screenshots (September 2013)
Substantive Change Application: Clock to Credit Conversion or Substantial Increase or Decrease in Clock or Credit Hours Required for One or More Programs (September 2013)
Substantive Change Application: Distance Delivery (September 2013)
Substantive Change Application: Mission and Student Body (September 2013)
Substantive Change Application: New Programs (September 2013)
Substantive Change Application: Notification Program for Additional Locations (September 2013)
Substantive Change Application: Programs Offered through Consortial Arrangements (September 2013)
Substantive Change Application: Programs Offered through Contractual Arrangements (September 2013)
Substantive Change Screening Form: Programs Offered through Contractual Arrangements (September 2013)

T

Teach-Out Arrangements: Institutional Circumstances Requiring Commission Approval (January 2011)
Team Report - Focused Visit: Guide for Writing the Report (January 2005)
Team Report Template for the Comprehensive Visit for Candidacy (October 2010)
Team Report Template for the Comprehensive Visit for Initial Accreditation (2014)
Team Report: PEAQ Comprehensive Evaluations for Reaffirmation of Accreditation: Documents Supporting the Preparation of the Team Report (January 2013)
Team Report Template for the Mandated Focused Visit: Advancement Section (April 2010)
Team Report Template for the Mandated Focused Visit: Assurance Section (April 2010)
Third Party Comment: Policy and Procedures (December 2012)
Travel Expense Reimbursement Form (January 2014)
Traveling on Commission Business: Policies and Procedures for Non-Commission Staff (July 2009)
Tribal Colleges and Universities and Higher Learning Commission Accreditation – Considerations for HLC Peer Reviewers (June 2013)

Two-Year Institutions Seeking to Offer the Baccalaureate Degree: Considerations of Readiness (February 2014)

V

Visiting Institutions During the Current Economic Crisis: Advice for HLC Peer Reviewers (March 2010)
Visitors: Guide to the Federal Reserve Building (June 2010)

W

Writing the Evidentiary Statement (Information for Peer Reviewers) (2006)