Evaluators to recommend continued accreditation for University of Colorado Denver

Provost 'very pleased with this outcome'
By Staff

Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver expects the institution's accreditation to continue now that an evaluation visit has been completed.

A review team from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) visited the Denver campus and Anschutz Medical Campus on April 4-6.

In a message to students, faculty and staff, Provost Roderick Nairn said, " It was the initial impression of the site visit review team that we had met the standard for all five criteria, and that they plan to recommend continued accreditation for the next 10 years."

The commission's five criteria are:

  1. Mission and integrity
  2. Preparing for the future
  3. Student learning and effective teaching
  4. Acquisition, discovery and application of knowledge
  5. Engagement and service

University leaders now wait for the team's report, which will be reviewed for factual errors. Once the report is final, it will be submitted to the HLC for a second-level peer review, then final action, likely this summer.

"We are very pleased with this outcome and will keep you informed as the process moves forward," Nairn said. "Many thanks to everyone – faculty, staff and students – for your outstanding work!"