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Two pieces of information released this week – a letter to the state Higher Learning Commission and a bond rating update from Moody’s – offer a glimpse into the relative financial strength of Northern Illinois University as it continues to cope with the ongoing budget stalemate in Springfield. In the letter to the HLC, NIU...
NIU students in a lab
Northern Illinois University has received reaccreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for 10 years, the maximum period possible. The HLC is a regional agency that accredits degree granting institutions located in the 19-state north-central region of the United States. Its role is to validate the quality of an institution across multiple criteria related to...
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After 30 months of intense collaboration that included the entire Northern Illinois University community, NIU’s accreditation self-study process culminated in a successful site visit from March 3 through March 5. During the visit, the team of 11 Higher Learning Commission (HLC) peer evaluators met with students, staff, faculty, the NIU Board of Trustees, administrators, alumni...
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Open forums have been scheduled Monday, March 3, as part of the accreditation visit from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. NIU engages in a thorough self-study every 10 years and prepares a report as evidence in support of continuing institutional accreditation by the HLC, which is...
Douglas D. Baker
As many on the NIU campus know, university faculty and staff are in the final stages of a two-year preparation effort to welcome a team of peer reviewers from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to campus March 3 through March 5. Every 10 years, at minimum, higher education institutions undergo a 360-degree external review from...
Ritu Subramony and Carrie Zack
The Office of the Provost will hold open forums Friday, Jan. 10, and Thursday, Jan. 16, to hear from the two candidates for director of Academic Accreditation at NIU. Finalists are: Ritu Subramony, who is assisting the Office of the Provost in developing NIU’s self-study report for institutional accreditation and managing the Course Activity Documentation...
Douglas D. Baker
Last week, I wrote about the need for change at NIU – to think beyond traditional boundaries, center our focus around student career success and strive to make NIU a model university for the 21st century. One of the key factors necessary for students to realize career success begins with the college or university selection...
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Every 10 years, NIU engages in a thorough self-study and prepares a report as evidence in support of continuing institutional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Accreditation by the HLC is one way NIU publicly demonstrates its commitment to quality and willingness to be held...
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The journey Northern Illinois University undertook during the past six months to revise its institutional mission and vision is over, as the Board of Trustees approved the university’s new vision and mission statements during its regular business meeting on May 10. “This is an extremely challenging task – putting a university as diverse and large...
Carolinda Douglass
Carolinda Douglass describes herself as a planner “by nature and by training.” It’s a skill that will come in mighty handy in the months and years to come. A veteran NIU administrator with a diverse background and special strengths in assessment, Douglass has been tapped to become the university’s new vice provost for academic planning...
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All members of Northern Illinois University’s campus community are invited to participate in NIU’s 2014 Higher Learning Commission accreditation process. Students, staff and faculty are needed to serve on committees to help create a thorough review of the university and its goals. Anyone interested in volunteering to serve on a committee should respond via email...
Promod Vohra
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...