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The University of Iowa Fulfilling the Promise: Reaccreditation 2008
Section I: The Institutional Self Study
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Section I:
Institutional Self-Study

Section II:
Special Emphasis Self-Study—Undergraduate Education

Section III:
Conclusion/Request for Reaccreditation


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Summary and Conclusion

This institutional section of our self-study provides evidence that The University of Iowa meets the criteria for accreditation established by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Moreover, the evidence reflects that UI fits the HLC’s description of what an accredited institution should be:

Distinctive. The University of Iowa is a comprehensive, nationally competitive public teaching and research university, a member of the American Association of Universities (AAU) and of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Big Ten Division I athletic conference, offering more than 100 areas of study and strengths in both the sciences and the arts and humanities. With low tuition compared to peers, UI offers an exceptional educational value.

Future-oriented. The University of Iowa’s strategic plan, The Iowa Promise, sets our priorities for the future and outlines how we will make resource decisions to support those priorities, even in the face of changes in the environment or in the availability of resources. The plan’s goals center on preparing UI students to succeed and serving the needs of our many constituents in a changing world. The plan informs UI programs, practices, policies, and resource allocation decisions.

Connected. University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students engage with the community in many very different ways, all of them bringing the extraordinary resources and distinctive strengths of the University—including health care, research, arts and humanities, and professional programs—more fully into public service.

Learning-focused. The University of Iowa is, above all—as clearly articulated in our mission statement—an institution devoted to the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge. In presenting evidence that UI meets the criteria for accreditation, we demonstrate and embrace our commitment to excellence as an institution of higher learning.



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