Telling the Butler Story
Join us as we showcase our high-quality education and our efforts to seek continual improvements.
What is HLC and how can you participate?
On February 27–28, 2023, Butler University will host a Higher Learning Commission team on our campus. Preparation for this comprehensive evaluation involves the completion of Butler’s Assurance Argument (or self-study), addressing HLC’s requirements and five criteria for accreditation.
The self-study process is a transparent, public, and inclusive opportunity for the university to take stock in itself—celebrating its strengths and discovering areas of continued improvement.
The entire Butler community is invited to offer feedback through engagement events scheduled this spring semester and again in the fall. Don’t miss your chance for your voice to be heard.
Criteria for Accreditation
The Criteria for Accreditation are the standards of quality by which the Commission determines whether an institution merits accreditation or reaffirmation of accreditation. To maintain accreditation, Butler University must demonstrate it is meeting all five criteria.
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.