Promod Vohra, dean of NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, has been selected to serve on the First Committee of the Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission.
The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.
In this position, Vohra will have a hand in the accreditation process of colleges and universities to ensure that they meet the current standards.
In addition to assessing formal educational activities, the HLC evaluates such things as governance and administration, financial stability, admissions and student services, institutional resources, student learning, institutional effectiveness and relationships with internal and external constituencies.
A specialized accrediting body evaluates particular units, schools, or programs within an institution. Specialized accreditation, also called program accreditation, is often associated with national professional associations, such as those for engineering, medicine and law, or with specific disciplines, such as business, teacher education, psychology or social work.