2015 Assurance Argument

During 2015 Henderson State University will need to present the Higher Learning Commission with an Assurance Argument as part of the Open Pathway accreditation process.  The Assurance Argument requires HSU to conduct a self-study to determine whether or not the five criteria have been met and to report the findings of the self-study to the HLC through the online Assurance System.  Currently, a Steering Committee guides the development of this document, which is being researched and written by committees assigned to each of the five criteria.

Assurance Argument Due Date: October 2015


Steering Committee


Criterion 1 Committee

Criterion 1 - Mission The institution’s mission is clear and articulated publicly; it guides the institution’s operations.

Criterion 2 Committee

Criterion 2 - Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct The institution acts with integrity; its conduct is ethical and responsible.

Criterion 3 Committee

Criterion 3 - Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support The institution provides high quality education, wherever and however its offerings are delivered.

Criterion 4 Committee

Criterion 4 - Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement The institution demonstrates responsibility for the quality of its educational programs, learning environments, and support services, and it evaluates their effectiveness for student learning through processes designed to promote continuous improvement.

Criterion 5 Committee

Criterion 5 - Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness The institution’s resources, structures, and processes are sufficient to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its educational offerings, and respond to future challenges and opportunities. The institution plans for the future.