ATU Reaffirmation of Accreditation Visit


 November 9 & 10, 2020


Tentative Visit Schedule:
(as of Oct. 30; subject to change until Nov. 10)

HLC Reaffirmation of Accreditation Virtual Open Forum Registration Links for Nov. 9-10 

Please Note: Participants are required to register for each open forum with their name and title. Students registering for open forums should put "Student" or "Graduate Student" in the box requesting their role.

Monday, Nov. 9

Ozark Campus Student Open Forum (Ozark Campus Students Only)
10:05-10:55 a.m. Registration Link

Criterion 1: Mission (Open to All Faculty and Staff)
10:05-10:55 a.m. Registration Link

Ozark Campus Faculty Open Forum (Ozark Campus Faculty Only)
11-11:55 a.m. Registration Link

Criterion 2: Integrity - Ethical and Responsible Conduct (Open to All Faculty and Staff)
1-1:55 p.m. Registration Link

Russellville Campus Student Open Forum (Russellville Campus Students Only)
2-2:55 p.m. Registration Link

Criterion 3: Teaching and Learning - Quality, Resources and Support and
Criterion 4: Teaching and Learning - Evaluation and Improvement (Open to All Faculty and Staff)
3-3:55 p.m. Registration Link

University Open Forum (Open to All Faculty, Staff and Students)
4-4:55 p.m. Registration Link

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Criterion 5: Institutional Effectiveness, Resources and Planning  (Open to All Faculty, Staff)
9-9:55 a.m. Registration Link








HLC Preparation Resources

Sample Questions by Criterion

Sample Questions for Criteria 1 & 2


 Sample Questions for Criteria 3 & 4

Sample Questions for Criterion 5


Arkansas Tech University is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Tech has maintained continuous accreditation since 1930 and our last reaffirmation visit occurred during the 2010-2011 academic year. Our next reaffirmation visit will occur during the 2020-2021 academic year. Please check this site often for updates on our efforts.

The involvement of our entire campus community is important for a successful comprehensive review by HLC. Please follow the links to the left to explore the HLC, its Criteria for reaffirmation, and the process that will be followed. For more information about accreditation efforts, please contact Dr. Jeff Robertson, Dean of Natural and Health Sciences and the HLC 2020-2021 Chair, at or Dr. Barbara Johnson, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Accreditation Liaison Officer at




ATU Assurance Argument 


This represents the final version of the Assurance Argument that has been submitted to the HLC system for review by visiting peer reviewers. 



The ATU Assurance Argument draft was available for all-campus review in two formats (Weave and PDF) from Aug. 24 - Sept. 7,  2020.  The final version of the ATU Assurance Argument is available to the left.

Campus constituents were able to offer feedback via the submission form below.  The suggestions received during the feedback period were incorporated as possible into the Assurance Argument.  

We still welcome your comments and feedback as we await our reaffirmation visit.

Thank you! 





The HLC 2020 Steering Committee created this form for you to offer comments and feedback as we await Tech’s 2020 Reaccreditation.  Feedback is anonymous, but we would appreciate your email address so that we can follow up on your constructive suggestions.

We will do our best to take your feedback into account so that we can fully relate the ATU story and accurately represent the mission of Arkansas Tech University to the Higher Learning Commission and the peer reviewers.