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Malone University Prepares for 2012 Reaccreditation Visit from Higher Learning Commission with Self Study

In preparation for its fall 2012 reaccreditation visit from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association, Malone University has launched an 18-month self study process titled, “Reflect, Renew, & Commit: Building on the Foundations, Preparing for the Future.”  The self study will demonstrate how Malone’s Foundational Principles form a framework by which the University fulfills and enhances its mission. Self-study teams are formed around five criteria outlined in the Higher Learning Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation

These criteria are:

  1. Mission and Integrity
  2. Preparing for the Future
  3. Student Learning and Effective Teaching
  4. Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge
  5. Engagement and Service

The self-study, a collective process of reflection and renewal for all members of the University community, will allow Malone to explore new frontiers of innovation in the university experience -- identifying its strengths, challenges, and opportunities -- while serving as a reference point in the search for refreshing directions the University plans to pursue in the coming years.

University administrators acknowledge, “We anticipate the self-study process to be an important and useful opportunity for reflection, renewal, and commitment to a future of innovation and excellence in University education.”

Interested parties may follow the University’s progress throughout the self study by referring to the following website link:


Malone University first achieved accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association in 1964.  Typically, a university repeats the reaccreditation process every ten years or so.