Accreditation Self-Study Plan Ready for Community Comment

The University of St. Thomas Self-Study Plan

During July and August, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Accreditation Steering Committee met to develop the University of St. Thomas’ Self-Study Plan.

Dr. Lucy Payne

This plan outlines how the university will approach the work of the self-study leading up to our evaluation site visit in fall 2013. The plan will be presented to the St. Thomas Board of Trustees for approval in October. Prior to sending the plan to the board, we are seeking comment from the St. Thomas community.

Where to find the Self-Study Plan

Dr. Wendy Wyatt

The Self-Study Plan is posted on the HLC Blackboard site. To self-enroll in the site:
1. Log into Blackboard.
2. Click the Community tab.
3. Search for HLC.
4. When the HLC2013 group comes up, click the down arrow next to the title.
5. Click enroll.
6. Click submit.

Dr. Marty Johnston

You now have access and can download the Self-Study Plan from the left side menu.

Two “Cookies and Comments” sessions

 The Accreditation Steering Committee will host two Cookies and Comments sessions. After a short presentation, committee members will be available for individual, small-group or large-group discussions of the Self-Study Plan.

  • The first session will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Room 252 of Terrence Murphy Hall on the Minneapolis campus.
  • The second session will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in Room 247 of the John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts on the St. Paul campus.

If you are unable to attend a Cookies and Comments session and would like to share feedback on the Self-Study Plan, please feel free to contact any of us prior to Sunday, Sept. 25.

Lucy Payne (651) 962-6724
Marty Johnston (651) 962-5214
Wendy Wyatt (651) 962-5253
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We look forward to hearing from faculty, staff and students.

Members of the university’s Accreditation Steering Committee are John Abraham (School of Engineering), Mike Cogan (Institutional Effectiveness), Marty Johnston (Physics), Joe Kreitzer (Academic Affairs), Craig Marcott (Economics and chair of the faculty), Mark Neuzil (Communication and Journalism and Office of Mission), Agapitos Papagapitos (Economics), Lucy Payne (Academic Affairs), Britain Scott (Psychology) and Wendy Wyatt (Communication and Journalism)