Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich., will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit March 14, 2011, by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Learning of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Concordia University, Ann Arbor, has been accredited by the commission since 1968. Its accreditation is at the master’s degree level.
The Higher Learning Commission is one of six accrediting agencies in the United States that provide 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 19-state region. The commission is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
For the past three years, Concordia University, Ann Arbor, 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 online (click here).
Or, send mail to: Public Comment on Concordia University–Ann Arbor, The Higher Learning Commission, 230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604.
Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the university or its academic programs. Written, signed comments must be received by Feb. 14, 2011. The commission cannot guarantee that comments received after the due date will be considered. Comments should include the name and address of the person(s) providing the comments.
Note: Individuals with a specific dispute or grievance with an institution should request the separate Policy on Complaints document from the commission office. The Higher Learning Commission cannot settle disputes between institutions and individuals, whether faculty, students or others. Complaints will not be considered as comments.
Concordia University, Ann Arbor, is a liberal arts institution of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. With a Christian environment and an academic community dedicated to excellence, CUAA offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. CUAA is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The CUAA family life program is certified by the National Council on Family Relations. CUAA’s athletic program is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics “Champions of Character” institution. For more information on CUAA, visit its website at www.cuaa.edu.
Posted Jan. 19, 2011