2019 Assurance Report

As required by the HLC, KU created an evidence-based Assurance Argument four years after our last comprehensive self-study to demonstrate that we met the five criteria for accreditation shown below. In the Argument, which was submitted in June 2019, KU documented how we fulfill each core component of the five Criteria for Accreditation.  A campus committee that includes faculty, students, and staff from across the university provided input for the Assurance Argument.

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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