University Accreditation Visit Scheduled for Mid-March

By Jennifer Donovan | Published

On March 14-16, 2012, Michigan Technological University will host a quality checkup visit with two evaluators representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

HLC accredits colleges and universities in the North-Central region.  Michigan Tech has been continuously accredited since 1928. In 2005 Michigan Tech chose to be accredited under the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), which is an alternative to the process requiring a university-wide self-study. The quality checkup visit is the final step in the process to reaccreditation.

The campus community is invited to meet with evaluators, Charles Harrington and Kathryn DeBoer, to discuss the University's quality programs. Several open meetings have been scheduled for Wednesday, March 14. 

Open Meeting with Students
1:45 to 2:30 p.m.
Memorial Union Ballroom B

Open Meeting with Faculty
2:45 to 3:30 p.m.
Memorial Union Ballroom B

Open Meeting with Staff
3:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Memorial Union Ballroom B

University-wide Reception
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
J. R. Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, Opie Reading Room

As part of Tech’s AQIP program, the University has engaged in projects to improve faculty and student diversity, international experience opportunities, academic advising, classroom upgrades and professional development. Michigan Tech has established University student learning goals as part of its process to improve assessment of student learning; completed a review of our systems portfolio; and attended two strategy forums.

"I am looking forward to the visit of our expert evaluators," Provost Max Seel said. "This is the culmination of a long journey toward continuously improving what Michigan Tech offers to its stakeholders, and it is very important for our reaccreditation. I am looking forward to two days of engagement and communication with our evaluators and to learning more about how we can make the Michigan Tech experience even more valuable."

For more information, visit AQIP or contact the AQIP liaison, Associate Provost Christa Walck at

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.