2019 Assurance Report

As required by the HLC, KU will create an evidence-based Assurance Argument to demonstrate that we meet the five criteria for accreditation shown below. In the Argument, KU will document how we fulfill each Criterion.  A campus committee that includes faculty, students, and staff from across the university will be dedicated to constructing the Assurance Argument.  The committee will be formed and launched by the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs in Fall 2017.

Criterion One. Mission
The institution’s mission is clear and articulated publicly; it guides the institution’s operations.

Criterion Two. Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct
The institution acts with integrity; its conduct is ethical and responsible.

Criterion Three. Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support
The institution provides high quality education, wherever and however its offerings are delivered.

Criterion Four. Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement
The institution demonstrates responsibility for the quality of its educational programs, learning environments, and support services, and it evaluates their effectiveness for student learning through processes designed to promote continuous improvement.

Criterion Five. Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness
The institution’s resources, structures, and processes are sufficient to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its educational offerings, and respond to future challenges and opportunities. The institution plans for the future.


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