Criterion Committes

  • Operationalize goals set by the Steering Committee into workable objectives for preparing a self-study that meets Commission criteria.
  • Relate objectives to the accreditation criteria and core components for which the criterion committee is responsible
  • Develop a work plan that includes specifics of how the committee will operate e.g., role of the chairman(men), vice/co-chairman, meeting schedule, member responsibilities and assignments, and report preparation
  • Identify the appropriate evidence to be used to evaluate whether — and how — UAMS meets each core component
  • Identify sources for data/information/evidence
  • Where insufficient evidence exists, determine if it is possible to develop new and/or unique data collection schemes
  • Where insufficient policies, procedures, or institutional documentation exist, prepare   recommendations to the Steering Committee to address deficiencies
  • Prepare draft report of criterion section
  • Review suggested changes and moderate feedback from campus
  • Prepare final report
  • Be prepared to participate in an interview with the accreditation site visit team


Criterion 1: Mission and Integrity

Criterion 2: Preparing for the Future

Criterion 3: Student Learning and Effective Teaching

Criterion 4: Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge

Criterion 5: Engagement and Service