HLC Open Forums

The HLC Steering Committee is hosting a series of open forums this fall to provide information to the campus community about the HLC Criteria (accreditation standards) and the argument that YSU is making for reaffirmation of accreditation. 

Open forums will focus on each of the five HLC Criteria. Each session will include a short presentation on a Criterion area and YSU’s argument, followed by a discussion period. Campus constituents will have the opportunity to ask questions about the HLC visit and the Criterion focus as well as to suggest additional examples to strengthen YSU’s arguments. Forums are open to all faculty, staff and students. 

A copy of the Assurance Argument (YSU’s demonstration that it meets the Criteria for accreditation) will also be made available through the YSU Accreditation website.

All open forums will be held on Wednesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Schwebel Reception in Kilcawley Center. The schedule and topics are as follows: 

Wednesday, October 4, Criterion One. Mission. Criterion One argument Open Forum

Wednesday, October 11, Criterion Two. Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Practice. Criterion Two argument Open Forum

Wednesday, October 25, Criterion Five. Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness. Crierion Five argument Open Forum

Wednesday, November 8, Criterion Three. Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support 

Wednesday, December 6, Criterion Four.* Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement

Please contact Kevin Ball at x1560 or keball@ysu.edu if you have questions.