The Commission offers an extensive array of programs and services that help member colleges and universities advance their quality of education.
Academy for Assessment of Student Learning
The Academy experience is intended to develop institutional culture and increase institutional commitment to assessing and improving student learning. Participation in the Academy is designed to generate evidence for accreditation evaluations and follow-up.
The Commission provides a number of events to help campus administrators obtain information on best practices and updates in accreditation as well as to train peer reviewers.
The Commission has developed educational materials for administrators and peer reviewers to help them in their role as part of the accreditation process.
First Year Project
The Commission offers its long-term, stable four-year and two-year members the option of creating a customized self-study process. The goal of such customization is to help a college or university integrate specific institutional commitments or projects directly into the processes for gaining continuing accreditation from the Commission. Many HLC members have signaled a strong interest in participating in the Foundations of Excellence program created and tested by the Policy Center on the First Year of College (PC).