Miami University Accreditation

Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States. Miami's most recent accreditation review was in 2005 (see 2005_Review.pdf, 4.3MB), while the next reaccreditation review will occur in 2015. 

President Hodge recently committed Miami to be one of twenty institutions across the nation to pioneer "Open Pathways", a more streamlined, continuous and electronic means for reaffirmation of accreditation.

Open Pathways consists of two key components:

  1. Assurance Process which requires the continuous accumulation of electronically stored information and data coupled with the creation of an Assurance Argument that makes the case that the institution meets the Criteria for Accreditation and the federal requirements; and
  2. Improvement Process which is Quality Initiative the institution undertakes as something it wants to do and culminates in a Results Visit by peer reviewers.

The Improvement Process has been completed, and the Assurance Process is well underway.  Narratives for each assurance criterion have been drafted and are available for review.  Due to strict word limit restrictions, narratives must be very brief.

Please send comments for improvement of the narratives to Carolyn Haynes, by the end of the fall semester.

The assurance narratives will be revised during the fall 2014 semester and finalized during the winter term.

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