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Accreditation team invites comment about DU

 This fall DU will undergo a comprehensive re-accreditation evaluation by a visiting team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The public and members of the University community are encouraged to provide comment about the University in advance of the November visit.

For more than two years, DU has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the commission’s requirements and criteria for accreditation. The evaluation team will visit campus Nov. 8–10 to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will make a recommendation to the commission about continuing DU’s accreditation status.

The HLC is one of six regional accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education that provides institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Institutional accreditation — a voluntary process — evaluates an entire institution and accredits it as a whole. Other agencies provide accreditation for specific programs. The commission accredits approximately 1,100 institutions of higher education in a 19-state region.

The University has held HLC accreditation since 1914.

Submit comments about the University to: Public Comment on the University of Denver, The Higher Learning Commission, 230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL. 60604.

Comments must be received by Oct. 8 and should address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. They must be in writing and signed, should include the name, address and telephone number of the writer, and cannot be treated as confidential.

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