Higher Learning Commission
In 2008-2009 the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools will conduct a reaccreditation review of Mount Vernon Nazarene University. To prepare for the visit and evaluation by the review team, we are engaged in an institutional Self-Study. The purpose of the Self-Study is to assess the University's past and current performance and to plan for the future, by documenting the University's progress since the 1999 accreditation review, identifying our strengths, recognizing our challenges, and making recommendations to meet those challenges in the future.
An HLC Steering Committee will coordinate the Self-Study process with the assistance of seven subcommittees, and multiple project teams for each subcommittee. In an effort to ensure broad participation in our institutional self-assessment, these working groups include representatives from faculty, staff, the student body, and administration. Moreover, all of our internal and external constituencies will be invited to comment on the working and final drafts of the Self-Study report, which will be posted on this website.
While the Self-Study report is a key requirement for establishing that Mount Vernon Nazarene University meets the criteria for accreditation standards for reaccreditation set forth by the Higher Learning Commission, the long-term benefit of the Self-Study process will be to lay a foundation for continuous improvement, growth and development.