HLC (Higher Learning Commission) Related Policies: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

A series of new policies were approved by the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (GFEC) on October 11, 2013 and the University Academic Planning Council (UAPC) on October 24, 2013. Although prompted by the Higher Learning Commission's (HLC) institutional accreditation criteria, these policy changes are one of the many ways in which our campus ensures the integrity of its degrees and the quality of the student experience. The approved vote items become effective Fall 2014.

To facilitate the implementation process, the FAQ have been put into a series of KB documents as listed below.  The KB containing these FAQ’s will continue to be updated as clarifications are needed. While the Graduate School sets baseline requirements, in many cases, graduate programs can set more rigorous requirements.  The FAQs are divided into the following categories:

1. Minimum Graduate Residence Credit Requirement FAQs

2. Minimum Graduate Degree Credit Requirement FAQs

3. Minimum Graduate Course Work (50%) Requirement FAQs

4. Prior Course Work FAQs

5. Maximum Credits per Term FAQs

6. Implementation:  Effective Dates and Affected Students FAQs

7. Implementation:  Degree-Clearing and E-Warrant FAQs

8. Implementation:  Program Changes FAQs

9. Higher Learning Commission (HLC) FAQs


Click here for the comprehensive PDF of the above FAQ (updated 1/26/2015)  

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Keywords:HLC   Doc ID:41499
Owner:Michelle H.Group:VCRGE and Graduate School
Created:2014-06-30 08:01 CDTUpdated:2015-02-06 12:22 CDT
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