Accreditation

The University of New Mexico has been continuously accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association since 1922.

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Timeline

Quality Assurance Process

Quality Improvement Process

2012

                                    • Begin UNM's Foundations of Excellence Assurance Argument

                                                    2013

                                                                          • Assurance Argument Report and Action Plan Completed

                                                                                • First Year Steering Committee Formed - Implementation Begins

                                                                                                    2014

                                                                                                            • Director Appointed

                                                                                                                        • Quality Initiative Proposal submitted to HLC

                                                                                                                              • Quality Initiative Approved by HLC

                                                                                                                                  • Assurance Argument Coordinator Appointed

                                                                                                                                        • Steering Committee (SC) members identified; SC begins planning

                                                                                                                                              2015

                                                                                                                                                  • Criterion Committee Co-chairs selected

                                                                                                                                                    • First organizational meeting of SC and Criterion Committee Co-chairs

                                                                                                                                                    • Assurance Argument representatives attend HLC annual meeting

                                                                                                                                                      • Criterion Committees and Resource Teams formed, begin Criterion Self-Assessment

                                                                                                                                                            • Evidence Library established

                                                                                                                                                            • Begin writing Quality Initiative Report

                                                                                                                                                                                        2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Assurance Argument Representatives attend HLC annual meeting

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Assurance Argument: Rough Outlines Completed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Criterion Teams continue activities, write draft chapters

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Submit Quality Initiative Report for HLC Review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Assurance Argument Representatives attend HLC annual meeting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SC reviews Criterion Teams' Report Drafts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Criterion Teams revise reports following SC review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Assurance Argument Draft Created by SC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Assurance Argument Draft Report Available to Community

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Focus Group Feedback and Integration

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Assurance Argument Representatives attend HLC annual meeting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Final Report Finished

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • HLC Site Visit