WSU 2011: HLC Reaccreditation Documents

HLC Core Components related to Assessment

Core Components in Criteria For Accreditation that are Related to Assessment of Student Learning

As stated above, the Commission’s makes clear throughout its Criteria the essential nature of assessing and improving learning to organizational and educational quality.  Within the five Criteria for Accreditation, multiple core components speak to this essential nature of assessing and improving student learning.  To sustain the accrediting relationship, organizations must demonstrate evidence

  • Criterion 1, Core Component A.  The organization’s mission documents are clear and publicly articulate the organization’s commitments.
  • Criterion 1, Core Component D.  The organization’s governance and administrative structures promote effective leadership and support collaborative processes that enable the organization to fulfill its mission..
  • Criterion 2, Core Component C.  The organization’s ongoing evaluation and assessment processes provide reliable evidence of institutional effectiveness that clearly informs strategies for continuous improvement..
  • Criterion 2,Core Component D.  All levels of planning align with the organization’s mission, thereby enhancing its capacity to fulfill that mission..
  • Criterion 3, Core Component A.  The organization’s goals for student learning outcomes are clearly stated for each educational program and make effective assessment possible. .
  • Criterion 3, Core Component C.  The organization creates effective learning environments..
  • Criterion 3, Core Component D.  The organization’s learning resources support student learning and effective teaching..
  • Criterion 4, Core Component B.  The organization demonstrates that acquisition of a breadth of knowledge and skills and the exercise of intellectual inquiry are integral to its educational programs..
  • Criterion 4, Core Component C.  The organization assesses the usefulness of its curricula to students who live and work in a global, diverse, and technological society..
  • Criterion 5, Core Component A.  The organization learns from the constituencies it serves and analyzes its capacity to serve their needs and expectations..
  • Criterion 5, Core Component  B.  The organization has the capacity and the commitment to engage its constituencies and communities..