IU Southeast receives rave review and continued accreditation

2nd September 2010

NEW ALBANY, IN (Sept. 2, 2010) – After receiving a very positive report from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, IU Southeast is pleased to announce that the campus’s accreditation has been extended.

IU Southeast will be accredited for 10 years, the longest period possible. The campus was reviewed earlier this year and the review team complimented the campus’s strategic planning and implementation, and among other strengths, stated that:

  • “IU Southeast has many tremendous programs and offerings, providing for an outstanding education opportunity at affordable prices.”
  • “The management of IU Southeast is participatory with members of the faculty, students, and administration all working together in a system of shared governance.”
  • “The IU Southeast administration is visionary, thoughtful, and accountable.”
  • “IU Southeast is to be commended for its creation of residential facilities.”
  • “In many regards, IU Southeast appears to be on the cusp of becoming a major influence in Indiana and Kentucky higher education.”

Colleges and universities across the nation voluntarily seek accreditation to assure the public that the university is providing high quality education and is open to continuous self-improvement.

Accreditation is based on educational activities, governance and administration, institutional resources, student learning, institutional effectiveness, and relationships with internal and external constituencies.

The accreditation process occurs every 10 years. When IU Southeast was reviewed in 1999, the campus was cited as needing improvement in several areas including strategic planning, general education, assessment, diversity, and linking planning to budgeting.

In 2010, we are pleased to announce that evaluators reported no “major findings” or criticisms for IU Southeast.

In an exit interview with Chancellor Sandra R. Patterson-Randles, team members with more than 20 years of experience completing reviews praised IU Southeast for its exemplary leadership and “phenomenal” strategic planning, and said it was among the best run institutions they had encountered.

For more information about the Higher Learning Commission and university accreditation visit www.ncahlc.org or call (800) 621-7440. A copy of the full report is available at ius.edu/HLC_Public.