Our comprehensive site visit by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is less than a month away, on November 13-15, and I believe we are well positioned for a positive result.
Our Assurance Argument demonstrates we have taken necessary steps to correct previous issues. A number of policies have been introduced or updated. We have reformed our shared governance process to promote cross-campus representation in our decision making. Through the Adams Outcomes and Pathways Project, we are revising our curriculum to incorporate inclusive excellence and to better meet student and societal needs. The goals of Pathways are to improve student learning and increase student engagement, retention, and graduation rates. Inclusive excellence is also championed by Title V and CIELO (Community for Inclusive Excellence, Leadership, and Opportunity). Adams State University presents relevant events and activities for our community and area school districts. We have many measures in place to assure and assess the quality of our academic programs. Most importantly, our faculty and students are engaged in meaningful scholarly and creative endeavors.
In short, we are faithful to our institutional Mission and Vision and are succeeding in fulfilling our Core Purpose: To educate, serve, and inspire our diverse populations in the pursuit of their lifelong dreams and ambitions.
I encourage you to attend the remaining campus forums to learn more about our Assurance Argument and the site visit. (See details below.) Adams State University has a lot to be proud of, and I thank you for your contribution to this process.