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:
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.