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Open forums set for Higher Learning Commission site visit April 22-23

Five open forums will be held on April 22 and 23 in connection with the Higher Learning Commission’s site visit to the University of North Dakota, a visit that is an important part of the University’s reaffirmation of accreditation.

These forums will be open to students, staff and faculty and will provide an opportunity to give feedback and discuss each criterion covered in UND’s written Assurance Argument. The document, a narrative in which the institution explains how it meets the HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation, was submitted to the HLC in March.

Participation in these sessions will help the site visit team learn more about the University and help with the final steps of the once-every-10-years reaffirmation process.

Each session will be focused on one of the five criteria, which are available to review on the UND website. The schedule is listed below. The site visit team requests in-person attendance at these events. However, remote participation will be available for those off-campus.

Also listed on the schedule are drop-in sessions. For the HLC site visit team, these two sessions essentially are office hours and will be open for anyone on campus to stop by and visit. Members of the campus community are invited to introduce themselves and ask questions of the team, as well as talk about UND.

All open forum sessions will be held in Memorial Union Room 318. Drop-in sessions will be held in Room 340.

Editor’s note: Tuesday’s drop-in session time has been changed to 10 to 10:50 a.m.


Monday, April 22

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. – Drop-in session for UND community

1 – 1:50 p.m. – Open Forum Session: Criterion 2 “Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct”

2 – 2:50 p.m. – Open Forum Session: Criterion 3 “Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources and Support”

3 – 3:50 p.m. – Open Forum Session: Criterion 5 “Institutional Effectiveness, Resources and Planning”


Tuesday, April 23

9 – 9:50 a.m. – Open Forum Session: Criterion 1 “Mission”

10 – 10:50 a.m. – Drop-in session for UND community

10 – 10:50 a.m. – Open Forum Session: Criterion 4 “Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement”


Further coverage is available at UND Today.