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Cyndi Connelley-Erskine

Last modified: Thursday, November 1, 2007

Indiana University Bloomington undergoes accreditation process

Nov. 1, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Bloomington will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit on Nov. 5-7 by a team representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Higher Learning Commission is one of six accrediting agencies in the United States that provides institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Institutional accreditation evaluates an entire institution and accredits it as a whole. Other agencies provide accreditation for specific programs. Accreditation is voluntary. The commission accredits approximately 1,100 institutions of higher education in a nineteen-state region. The commission is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

IU has been accredited by the commission since 1913. As part of the regular accreditation requirements, for the past year and half, IU Bloomington has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the commission's requirements and criteria for accreditation. The evaluation team will visit the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will recommend to the commission a continuing status for the university; following a review process, the commission itself will take the final action. The public is invited to submit comments by Nov. 5, 2007, regarding the university at

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments should include the name, address and telephone number of the person providing the comments. Comments will not be treated as confidential.

Note: Individuals with a specific dispute or grievance with the institution should request the separate Policy on Complaints document from the Commission office. The Higher Learning Commission cannot settle disputes between institutions and individuals. Complaints will not be considered third party.

For questions, contact Cyndi Connelley-Erskine at