Higher Learning Commission Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission Accreditation

UAMS Site Visit Announcement

On April 17–18, 2017, the Higher Learning Commission will conduct a comprehensive evaluation site visit for the ongoing accreditation of UAMS. Site visitors from peer universities will conduct a series of meetings with UAMS faculty, staff, students and administrators.

All UAMS faculty, staff and students are invited to attend three open forum discussions on the major criteria of accreditation: These include Criteria 1: Mission, Criteria 2: Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct, Criteria 3: Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources and Support, Criteria 4: Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement, and Criteria 5: Resources, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness.

Students are invited to participate in a Focused Topic Event on April 17th on a variety of student issues.

The full site visit itinerary can be viewed online at including several focus topics that will be addressed in individual sessions.

The three scheduled Open Forum Discussions and Student Focus Topic discussion are:

Time Session Location
April 17th, 10:00 – 10:50 Open Forum Discussion:

Criterion 1 (Mission) and Criterion 2 (Ethical and Responsible Conduct)

April 17th, 2:15 – 3:00 Open Forum Discussion:

Criterion 3 & 4 (Teaching and Learning

IDW 226
April 18th, 8:00 – 8:50 Open Forum Discussion: Criterion 5 (Resources, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness) COPH 2280


Student Focus Topic
April 17th, 4:00 – 4:45 Focus Topic – Students Only from the main Campus and via video conferencing for offsite locations COPH 8240, Northwest Campus COP P16


  • This schedule is subject to revision, but UAMS will update all faculty, staff and students of changes that occur.