Accreditation Site Visit

October 28–29, 2019

The team visited campus October 28–29, 2019. In addition to requested meetings with specific campus offices, the team provided the following opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to discuss how the Morris campus meets each of the HLC Criteria.

Monday, October 28

11-11:50 a.m.

Alumni Room, Student Center

Criteria 1 and 2 Open Forum (Blanton, Flaherty, Kutlenios)
Mission (Criterion 1)
Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct (Criterion 2)

2-2:50 p.m.

Alumni Room, Student Center

Criterion 3 Open Forum (Flaherty, Tutt)            
Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support

3-3:50 p.m.

Alumni Room, Student Center

Criterion 4 Open Forum (Blanton, Flaherty, Kutlenios)  
Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement

4-4:50 p.m.

Welcome Center 210

Drop in – open appointments (Blanton, Kutlenios)

Tuesday, October 29

8-8:50 a.m. 

Alumni Room, Student Center

Criterion 5 Open Forum (Blanton, Flaherty, Kutlenios)
Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness

9-9:50 a.m.

Moccasin Flower, Student Center

Drop in – open appointments (Fladeland, Tutt)


Our HLC visiting team consisted of five individuals.  


Dr. Robert W. Flaherty

Associate Dean for Educational Innovation
U.S. Air Force Academy (CO)
Ph.D., Psychology, Ohio State University

Team Members

Dr. Ryan Edwin Blanton

Vice President of Outreach
Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Oklahoma

Dr. Kevin Joseph Tutt

Associate Dean, Professor
Grand Valley State University (MI)
Ph.D., Music Education, Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Diane Marie Fladeland

Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Mary (ND)
Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Dr. Rose Marie Kutlenios

Interim Program Director
West Liberty University (WV)
Ph.D., Nursing, University of Pittsburgh