Indiana University Southeast is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional bodies legally qualified to grant accreditation to colleges and universities.
Accreditation is important to the legitimacy of the university. It’s like a license to do business. Without accreditation, there would be no way to guarantee the quality of our offerings, and our degrees would be of no value to our students, past, present, or future. Furthermore, unaccredited institutions are not eligible to disburse federal financial aid to their students.
In order to earn accreditation, the university must meet a set of criteria relating to academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finances, and resources. HLC’s institutional accreditation includes all degree levels as well as onsite and online offerings.
IU Southeast was first accredited by the HLC on July 25, 1969, and its most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was in 2009 - 2010.
We are up for re-accreditation in 2020, and the process includes both self-study report and a campus visit by an HLC evaluation team on September 9 and 10, 2019.
This website provides access to the self-study report and the evidence being used to show that IU Southeast is fulfilling its responsibilities.
For questions or comments regarding the University’s reaffirmation of accreditation process or the self-study report, please send all inquiries and information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accreditation Planning Committee
The Accreditation Planning Committee is charged with preparation for the next accreditation review in 2019-20. We were permitted to begin uploading documents to the evidence file in 2014-15, and since 2016, the committee has met monthly to discuss progress and develop action plans for moving forward. Subcommittees were formed to conduct a gap analysis and draft responses to each of the five criteria for reaccreditation.
Members: Angela Salas (Chair), Traci Armes, Donna Dahlgren, Uric Dufrene, Kathryn Ernstberger, Jim Hesselman, Jay McTyier, Jamie Kauffman, Steven Krolak, Ryan Norwood, Christopher Proctor, Marty Rosen, Kelly Ryan, Ron Severtis, Amanda Stonecipher, Victor Waingeh, Dana Wavle, and Annette Wyandotte.
Everyone's Voice Matters
Campus and public input is an essential and required part of the accreditation process. Everyone’s voice matters.
In the coming months, the campus and public will have numerous opportunities for comment. To begin, the draft assurance document is posted on the IU Southeast website for community review, with forms for feedback. The Accreditation Planning Committee welcomes informed and useful suggestions on how the document can be improved.
Comments may also be sent directly to the HLC.
Please email email@example.com to contact the IU Southeast Accreditation Planning Committee.