2017-18 HLC Accreditation

NMSU is seeking reaffirmation of accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) during the 2017-18 academic year. The HLC identifies five Criteria for Accreditation, in addition to Assumed Practices and Federal Compliance, that the institution must address in the form of an Assurance Argument to gain reaffirmation of accreditation. In preparation, NMSU developed five “writing teams” to specifically address each of the five criteria. NMSU is on the Open Pathway for reaffirmation of accreditation.

Anyone is welcome to read NMSU’s Assurance Argument, which is linked to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost website.

Writing Teams

Criterion One. Mission
Team Leader: Kevin Boberg
Team Members: Miriam Chaiken, Stuart Munson-McGee, Steve Loring

Criterion Two. Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct
Team Leader: Luis Vazquez
Team Members: Timothy Ketelaar, Rolston St. Hilaire

Criterion Three. Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support
Team Leader: David Smith
Team Members: Anne Hubbell, Esther Devall, Theresa Westbrock, Tony Marin, Terry Cook, Mary Prentice

Criterion Four. Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement
Team Leader: Kathy Brook
Team Member: Ryan Goss

Criterion Five. Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness
Team Leader: D’Anne Stuart
Team Members: Natalie Kellner, Maria de Boyrie, Anna Price, Glen Haubold, Norma Grijalva

Federal Compliance: Bernadette Montoya

Office of Accreditation Team:  Laura Grant, Nicole Waltermire, Jessica Greenamyer, Kristen Andrews, Samantha Rich, Adam Cavotta