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What Questions Could the HLC Reviewer Ask Me?

Eight HLC Peer Reviewers will visit UW-Eau Claire as part of the University’s 10-year re-accreditation. They will hold formal meetings and open forums as well as talk with faculty, staff and students as they walk the campus.

They may ask you:
  • Have you read or seen UW-Eau Claire’s self study?
  • What do you know about accreditation?
  • Where can you find the University’s mission and how do you help fulfill it?
  • Name UW-Eau Claire’s greatest strength … and its weakness.
  • Who is responsible for student learning on campus?
  • How does the University provide an environment that encourages transformative learning?
  • What do you think about how assessment is done on campus?
  • How do you contribute to improving equity, diversity and inclusiveness at UW-Eau Claire?
  • How are planning and budget linked at UW-Eau Claire?
  • What is it like to work here? How is morale?
  • How are people selected for committees? Who makes decisions on campus?
  • What kinds of changes are taking place at UW-Eau Claire? Are they positive or negative?
  • Do you know where to get a catalog, a financial report or committee minutes?
  • What would you like to tell the Review Team to help them make a fair evaluation of this University?
For students:
  • Why did you choose UW-Eau Claire? Have your expectations been met?
  • Do you know where to go to get academic advice? Personal counseling? Make a complaint?
  • Can you get the courses you need when you need them?
  • Do students have the opportunity to provide the administration with input about the University?
  • Is the library an important part of the education offered at UW-Eau Claire? How would you rate support for technology?
  • What would you change if you could?
  • What kind of education does the above-average student get? A transfer student? A non-traditional student? An under-prepared student?
  • What do you like best about UW-Eau Claire? What do you like least?
For faculty members:
  • How do faculty members participate in decision-making?
  • How is a new course developed?
  • What improvements have resulted from student learning assessment?
  • How do faculty feel about teaching basic general education courses?
  • What evidence demonstrates that students at UW-Eau Claire are mastering the Liberal Education Learning Goals?
  • Is teaching and learning valued at UW-Eau Claire? Discovery? Service?
  • What is the role of faculty in assuring academic quality?
  • In what ways does the University make sure that assessment outcomes are used to guide decision making and resource allocation?

Questions are based on information provided by The Higher Learning Commission,

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