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Shepherd University last hosted a site team visit from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools for a reaffirmation of accreditation visit on March 5-7, 2012.
Shepherd University met all five criteria for accreditation, and was reaffirmed for the maximum time period of 10 years by the Higher Learning Commission, one of the six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level.
Using evidence-based data and data-driven results and continuous improvement outcomes from the university's planning documents, Shepherd University's self study demonstrated how it complies with the standards of excellence set by the Higher Learning Commission in its criteria for accreditation.
Moving into the future, the University will use the new Standard Pathway process for Reaffirmation of Accreditation.
Introduction to Pathways (from the HLC Website)
The results from the site visit and the new Standard Pathway will allow Shepherd to reflect on planning for current and future strategic priorities through continuous growth, improvement and development.
Dr. Scott Beard, HLC Accreditation Liaison, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)