HLC Reaffirmation Message

April 9, 2020 Dear Colleagues: It is my pleasure to inform you that, thanks to your hard work and commitment, UMKC has received across-the-board affirmation in all categories from the Higher Learning Commission. As a result, we will continue as a fully-accredited university for another 10 years before our next reaffirmation process, scheduled for 2029-30. […]

Provost Thank You

From: UMKC Provost <provost@umkc.edu> Sent: Friday, December 6, 2019 8:50 AM To: UMKC Faculty <KCFaculty@umkc.edu> Subject: HLC Thank You Dear Colleagues, Thank you for the time and effort you gave to participating in the many HLC reaccreditation site visit activities on Monday and Tuesday. Thanks especially to all who served on the HLC Planning Committees, […]

Announcement of Higher Learning Commission Site Visit

November 21, 2019 Dear Colleagues, The upcoming site visit with our peer review team from the Higher Learning Commission is drawing near. This visit, scheduled for December 2 and 3, will play a critical role in renewing our accreditation – an imperative for our mission of teaching, research and service. In order to prepare for […]


HLC Featured in UNews Article

UNews reporter Caleb Wilson interviewed HLC cochair Ken Novak for an article published today in UNews: UMKC to undergo accreditation evaluation   There is an accidental misquote. “I think that UMKC is in very good shape when it comes to whether our accreditation is going to be renewed. We should be very confident and proud,” […]



UMKC is preparing for the Higher Learning Commission’s comprehensive evaluation of our university and programs this fall, culminating with a site visit Dec. 2 and Dec. 3. A team of faculty, staff and administrators are working hard at assembling our assurance statement and evidence. Accreditation is an opportunity for the university to see how we […]


Ken’s Green Sheet

HLC Key Talking Points Also known as Ken’s Green Sheet, the link above is a short document that summarizes key talking points about HLC. For more information about this resource contact Ken Novak, Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology and HLC Co-Chair, at NovakK@umkc.edu.


HLC Road Show

Members of the HLC Executive Committee are visiting a meeting near you. We are sharing updates and important information about the upcoming comprehensive evaluation site visit. We are happy to present at your department or division meeting. If you would like members of the committee to speak at your meeting, please contact either Ken Novak […]


HLC Open Forum – May 2

Dear Colleagues: UMKC needs your engagement in the accreditation process for our university. If you were unable to participate in our first open forum earlier this Spring, please join me and members of our Higher Learning Commission team for our second open forum on Thursday, May 2 at 10:00 am in the Health Sciences Building […]


HLC at All Faculty Meeting

Ken Novak presented to faculty at the 18 April 2019 All Faculty Meeting of the Faculty Senate. Through the presentation, Dr. Novak shared the significance of accreditation, the process, and where UMKC is currently in the process. His slide deck is available as a pdf: HLC Senate Presentation Apr 18 2019 Final


Bulle-TEN Issue 1 of 10

Welcome to Bulle-TEN, a ten-issue newsletter designed to help you prepare for UMKC’s Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation comprehensive evaluation and institutional site visit. Each issue will consist of ten bits of information, announcements, resources, and invitations to participate. Mark your calendars for the institutional site visit, December 2 and 3, 2019. As the visit […]