NMU Attends HLC Conference

HLC 2012


Every year, NMU sends a group to the Higher Learning Commission Conference in Chicago, often as presenters.  In 2012, Patti Hogan and Mary Jane Tremethick (School of Health and Human Performance) presented their assessment of learning wiki project: "The prototype webfolio/wiki-based model action initiative will be showcased; speakers will discuss qualitative data gleaned from internal/external reviewers of the initiative (including “closing the loop” recommendations) and implications of the initiative for university-level academic outcome assessment reporting process." (conference program)


News and Features

Action Project

In April and September 2012, NMU received two AQIP reviews of our three annual update reports. Copies of these reviews are linked from their respective Action Project pages.

On September 1, 2011, NMU launched a new Action Project entitled, "Parent Portal" that will be implemented by Summer Orientation 2013 and be assessed for effectiveness by January 2014.

NMU Earns Reaccreditation

The Higher Learning Commission has formally announced that Northern Michigan University’s accreditation through the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) has been reaffirmed. NMU is on a seven-year accreditation cycle, which means this continuation of accreditation is in place through the 2016-17 academic year. The HLC report indicates that NMU completely satisfied all five accreditation categories: mission and integrity; preparing for the future; student learning and effective teaching; acquisition, discovery and application of knowledge; and engagement and service. Full story

Celebration of Learning Annual Celebration of Student Works

Each spring, NMU hosts a "Celebration of Student Research, Creative Works and Academic Service Learning."  Approximately forty presentations, each 15-minutes in length, as well as posters are part of the day-long celebration. NMU’s student technology awards are also presented.

Strategy Forum AQIP Strategy Forum

NMU sent eight people to an AQIP Strategy Forum in May 2011. Learn more

Current Documents
Marquette Arial View

Systems Portfolio, Appraisal summary,
and Quality Summary reports

Road Map to 2015

NMU’s Road Map to 2015 and Beyond academic and university strategic plan, which former President Les Wong unveiled in March, has become the impetus to another level of continuous improvement.  The plan identifies NMU’s strengths with goals to build upon them and makes working on some of the universities weakness the priority for the foreseeable future. 

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation