To ensure continued academic excellence, accreditation requires periodic institutional reviews. The accreditation process also provides an opportunity to the University to assess our own successes and challenges over time, see how we compare to our peers, and make better decisions when allocating resources. Besides assessing formal educational activities, the HLC evaluates such things as governance and administration, financial stability, admissions and student services, institutional resources, student learning, institutional effectiveness, and relationships with internal and external constituencies.
CMU received its reaffirmation of accreditation on August 16, 2016. A self-study occurred in the prior year that resulted in an Assurance document that addressed the reaccreditation criteria. Following the site visit, the HLC review team completed a final report that recommended full accreditation for ten (10) years with no citations.
In 2018, CMU hosted a Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Multi-Location peer reviewer at nine (9) off-campus additional locations. The purpose of the Multi-Location Visit is to confirm the continuing effective oversight by CMU of its additional locations. The HLC guiding policy regarding Multi-Location Visits stems from U.S. Department of Education regulations requiring recognized accrediting agencies to visit at reasonable intervals a representative sample of additional locations of institutions that operate at least three such locations.
The peer reviewer visited Humber College, Ontario, Canada; Warren, Michigan; Detroit-Kennedy Square, Michigan; Fort Hamilton, New York; Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey; Atlanta Metro, Georgia; Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia; Seymour Johnson, North Carolina; and Camp Pendleton, California during six (6) separate trips in summer and fall 2018. The peer reviewer found the activities and evidence in support of institutional planning, facilities, instructional oversight, institutional staffing, student support, evaluation and assessment, continuous improvement, and marketing and recruiting to be adequate, the best outcome possible.