Arkansas Tech University began this self-study process in 2007 in anticipation of a 2010-11 Site Visit by Consultant-Evaluators from the Higher Learning Commission. Targeted to both internal and external constituencies, the self-study was a collaborative process between faculty, staff, administrators, students, alumni, and the public. The self-study process was viewed as an opportunity to examine the criteria for accreditation and to establish if the mission of the University is being met.

The faculty, staff, administrators, and students of Arkansas Tech University are proud of the accomplishments of the Institution during the time period since the last Site Visit of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. As reflected in the Self-Study Report, the years from 2000 to 2010 have been a period of growth, change, and excitement at Arkansas Tech University. Throughout all of the changes and growth, Arkansas Tech University has remained committed to its constituents.

The sections of the Self-Study Report - noted by the tabs to the left of this panel - document a decade of advancement for the University, particularly in the areas of assessment and student learning, through both credit and non-credit programs. It has been through its proven record of responsible management, strategic planning, and assessment-based accountability that Arkansas Tech University has insured that it fulfills its mission. As detailed in the Report, Arkansas Tech University undertook a thorough and honest assessment of itself and its programs. This multi-year process was a valuable experience for the University and its constituents. The self-study process confirmed the strengths of the University and enlightened the faculty and administration to areas which need to be addressed in the future.

Taken in its entirety, the Self-Study Report documents that Arkansas Tech University satisfies the Criteria for Accreditation, as stated in the Handbook of Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


H. Micheal Tarver, PhD
Self-Study Coordinator




                      Cover design concept credit to Arkansas Tech University art student Vanessa A. Williams


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