UCA President Lu Hardin has appointed a committee to guide UCA through its application for continuing accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Because institutional accreditation is vital to any university, and because the self-study involves all parts of the institution, the committee directing the self-study will be a critically important team. The self-study process will be coordinated by Jonathan Glenn, with the support of the Self-Study Steering Committee members, selected to represent the campus in academic affairs, general administration, financial services, and student services:
Kim Hoffman (Academic Affairs)
Art Lichtenstein (Academic Affairs)
Cheryl Lyons (Financial Services)
Larry James (General Administration)
Brad Teague (General Administration)
Ernie Ness (Student Services)
The work of the Steering Committee will be supported and represented by six task forces, by work in departments and offices across the campus, and by existing representative bodies (the senates, for example, and the SGA). Many members of the campus community will be asked to be part of the self-study process, and Hardin encourages everyone on campus to demonstrate their commitment to this effort through their active involvement.
As the process unfolds, information about the self-study and the Higher Learning Commission accreditation process will be posted to the web at http://www.uca.edu/panda/hlc2010. If you have further questions about the steering committee or the self-study process, please e-mail Jonathan Glenn or any member of the steering committee.