Year 4 HLC Comprehensive Evaluation
Scheduled Site Visit: February 27–28, 2017
Components of this Comprehensive Evaluation:
- An Assurance Review (Less than 40,000 words with hyperlinks to evidence)
- An Improvement Review (Built into the summaries of Assurance Review)
- Three Monitoring Reports from the 2012–2013 reaccreditation effort
- An on-site visit (Feb 27–28, 2017)
Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) to HLC: Tom Paradis, Associate Provost
Butler Assurance System Coordinator: Nandini Ramaswamy, Director OIRA
Data Update Coordinator: Nandini Ramaswamy, Director OIRA
HLC Institutional Liaison to Butler:
Tom Bordenkircher, PhD
Vice President for Accreditation Relations
ABOUT THE SELF-STUDY DRAFT: The five separate draft documents linked below constitute Butler's 2016 self-study report for the Higher Learning Commission, as required for our "Year 4 Comprehensive Evaluation". The links at the bottom of this page provide an overview of this year's self-study effort, including all of the Butler individuals who have contributed to the creation of this report. The 5-person HLC site visit team will visit campus on February 27-28, 2017. There will no longer be a published, hard-copy self-study report, as all materials are now submitted to the HLC in its online "portal." This self-study report is less than half the size of the published self-study from 2012, which means there is very little mention of specific colleges or departments/programs. The HLC is looking for "less narrative and more evidence." The evidence documents will be linked to these five criteria narratives when uploaded to the HLC Portal.
PLEASE NOTE: It was not feasible to create links to all evidence documents for this web site. The self-study items to be linked to evidence files in the HLC portal are indicated by boldface type. If you wish to see a specific evidence file, please contact HLC@butler.edu. One of our Lead Team members will handle your request.
HOW TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK: If you have a question or comment about a specific or general aspect of the self-study document, please email HLC@butler.edu by January 16, 2017. The HLC Lead Team will respond and carefully consider your message. Final editing of the drafts below will take place in January. Thank you for your interest in reviewing our 2016 self-study for Butler University!
HLC 2016-17 self-study draft narratives are linked below. Please note that by clicking on the criterion links, you will be redirected to Google Drive, where you will be required to sign in with your Butler credentials in order to access the documents. Please contact HLC@butler.edu if you experience issues logging into Google Drive with your Butler credentials.
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: EVALUTATION 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.