Notre Dame prepares for comprehensive evaluation of accreditation status

Author: Office of the Provost

Notre Dame's Main Building in fall

The University of Notre Dame will undergo its 10-year comprehensive evaluation for reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in April 2024.

Combining a comprehensive self-study, student survey, and in-person site visit, the HLC reaffirmation procedures present participating colleges and universities with the opportunity to articulate how their academic programs, student and faculty services, and assessment and planning infrastructure attend to the HLC quality-assurance criteria:

“Accreditation serves as an important link between institutions of higher learning and the public,” said Maura Ryan, Vice President and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Notre Dame’s Accreditation Liaison Officer. “The HLC and other accreditors are responsible for assuring the quality of U.S. colleges and universities. The opportunity to examine our institutional practices and programs as they relate to the University’s mission is something we deeply value.”

The HLC site visit team will conduct drop-in sessions for the campus community.

  • Monday, April 8: 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. in 312 Main Building
  • Tuesday, April 9: 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. in 312 Main Building

On Tuesday, April 9, the HLC site visit team will conduct three concurrent open sessions from 9–10 a.m. in DeBartolo Hall addressing the accreditation criteria. These concurrent sessions will address:

  • Criterion 1 (Mission) and Criterion 2 (Integrity): DeBartolo Hall 117
  • Criterion 3 and Criterion 4 (Teaching and Learning): DeBartolo Hall 118
  • Criterion 5 (Institutional Effectiveness, Resources, and Planning): DeBartolo Hall 213

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