Invitation to Open Forums During HLC Peer Review Team Visit for Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Mar. 8, 2018

Invitation to Open Forums During HLC Peer Review Team Visit
Webster University has been accredited by HLC since 1925.

A part of its upcoming visit to review Webster University’s ongoing fulfillment of Higher Learning Commission's criteria for accreditation, the peer review team will hold three separate open forums with the Webster community based on HLC’s five criteria for accreditation.

The peer review team will seek input from faculty, staff and students, who are encouraged to attend those forums which relate to their activities at Webster.

Community members from extended and international campuses may participate via WebEx (see the links for each meeting under its respective topic and time listed below):

  • Forum on Criteria 1 (Mission) and 2 (Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct)
    Monday, March 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Browning Hall Auditorium, 160
    WebEx info: Join the meeting | Meeting number (access code): 923 123 519 | Password: 12345
  • Forum on Criteria 3 (Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support) and 4 (Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement)
    Monday, March 19, 10:45-11:45 a.m., Browning Hall Auditorium, 160
    WebEx info: Join the meeting | Meeting number (access code): 925 585 589 | Password: 12345
  • Forum on Criterion 5 (Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness)
    Tuesday, March 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Browning Hall Auditorium, 160
    WebEx info: Join the meeting | Meeting number (access code): 928 959 731 | Password: 12345

Please note that the schedule is subject to change up to the time of the visit based on the needs of the peer review team.

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Background

As announced in 2016, Webster is in a 10-year program for maintaining accreditation (the last comprehensive visit was in 2007-08). The new Open Pathway program, in which Webster participates, has steps to take over the 10-year cycle leading to the comprehensive evaluation and visit.

Included in these steps were the submission, one month prior to the peer review team visit, of the Assurance Filing, made up of the Assurance Argument and Evidence File, which was drafted and revised by a working group and reviewed by more than 20 experts within the Webster community.

See this post for further background on the process.

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