HLC Video Tour: Examples of Excellence
Nearly a century ago, voluntary accreditation originated in the United States among higher education institutions. The University of Cincinnati’s history of accreditation dates back to 1913.
The re-accreditation process includes broad participation from across the university and involves preparing a comprehensive report examining the role of the university in five key areas.
Here’s a visual look at how UC exemplifies the five criteria for re-accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission/North Central Association – from our research with a worldwide impact, to the transformation of campus, to our civic-minded students.
Criterion One: Mission & Integrity
The organization operates with integrity to ensure the fulfillment of its mission through structures and processes that involve the board, administration, staff and students.
The campaign for the University of Cincinnati will focus on support for scholarships, great teaching and excellence in research and will further combine UC’s strengths in student life, academics, athletics, research, facilities, international focus and diversity to make each facet of the university an international benchmark.
UC is one of the nation’s top public research institutions and the region’s largest employer, with a student population of more than 37,000. View the TV spot that demonstrates what UC Pride looks like.
The University of Cincinnati (UC) is ushering in a new era of discovery with the grand opening of the Center for Academic and Research Excellence (CARE)/Crawley Building, an architecturally distinct landmark on the medical campus.
Worldfest is just one example of the programming that celebrates and reflects on UC’s diversity. Take a look back at Worldfest 2008 through photos and video
Criterion Two: Preparing for the Future
The organization’s allocation of resources and its processes for evaluation and planning demonstrate its capacity to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its education and respond to future challenges and opportunities.
In her annual State of the University Address, UC President Nancy L. Zimpher announces plans to convert from quarters to semesters.
New scholarship programs and K-13 partnerships are geared toward making UC a destination for building qualified candidates for future professions in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEMM). UC’s annual Science and Engineering Expo – open to students in grades 7-12 across a five-county region in southwest Ohio – is just one example of these many partnerships.
Criterion Three: Student Learning and Effective Teaching
The organization provides evidence of student learning and teaching effectiveness that demonstrates it is fulfilling its educational mission.
Whether they’re burning the midnight oil or grabbing an hour of studying in the afternoon, a new state-of-the-art facility places UC students at the center of the university.
In an example of creative and effective teaching, Halloween becomes a lesson in psychology as students explore the good and evil of the personality.
Criterion Four: Acquisition, Discovery and Application of Knowledge
The organization promotes a life of learning for its faculty, administration, staff and students by fostering and supporting inquiry, creativity, practice, and social responsibility in ways consistent with its mission.
Bio-medical engineering co-op student Steve Chrzanowski has been involved with research at UC’s Academic Health Center and now at the Texas Heart Institute – seeking to better drug delivery in the future.
Showcase is a service to the region’s business community and offers a look at the best of UC’s first-rate research with proven commercialization success or great partnership potential. Read and watch video highlights of some of UC’s exhibits from Showcase 2008
Criterion Five: Engagement and Service
As called for by its mission, the organization identifies its constituencies and serves them in ways both value.
UC grad students share insights from winning Formula One season with high-school girls hoping to be engineers and scientists in a one-day workshop funded by the National Science Foundation.