6327-Invitation for Third Party Comment
6327-April 20, 2012
Malone University will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit September 24-26, 2012, by a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Malone University has been accredited by the Commission since 1964. Its accreditation is at the master's degree level and includes degree sites online and at additional locations within the State of Ohio.
The Higher Learning Commission is one of seven accrediting agencies in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Institutional accreditation evaluates an entire institution and accredits it as a whole. Other agencies provide accreditation for specific programs. Accreditation is voluntary. The Commission accredits approximately 1100 institutions of higher education in a 19-state region. The Commission is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
For the past year, Malone University has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission's requirements and criteria for accreditation. The evaluation team will visit the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the college: following a review process, the Commission itself will take the final action.
The public is invited to submit comments regarding the University:
Public Comment on Malone University
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LeSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Written, signed comments must be received between April 23 through July 24, 2012. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after the due date will be considered. Comments should include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the comments. Comments will not be treated as confidential.
Note: Individuals with a specific dispute or grievance with an institution should request the separate Policy on Complaints document from the Commission office. The Higher Learning Commission cannot settle disputes between institutions and individuals. Complaints will not be considered third party comment.
Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012.
Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709