Assurance Argument

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) conducted an Assurance Review site visit in October 2019 to determine if the college continues to meet accreditation criteria. The site visit was a follow-up to our Assurance Argument we wrote in July 2019. HLC representatives determined that Adler Graduate School continues to meet accreditation criteria. 

Site Visit and Review

The review consisted of our Assurance Argument, an Evidence File, and a site visit. The Assurance Argument is a narrative where the institution explains how it meets HLC's Criteria for Accreditation. The five criteria are explained:

  • Articulate how we meet each Core Component within each Criterion.
  • Provide a summary statement on additional ways the college fulfills the Criterion beyond the Core Components.
  • Link to materials in the college’s Evidence File for each claim or argument made.

The Evidence File contains supporting information for the Assurance Argument and includes materials, such as mission statements, budget documents, assessment and curriculum reports, meeting minutes from governing boards and prominent committees, course catalog, faculty handbook, class schedules, and specialized accreditation information. 

Evidence File: Core Criteria

Adler Graduate School submitted our Assurance Argument on July 30, 2019. THANK YOU to all our students, staff, faculty, and stakedholders who contributed to the argument by adding input into the system, contributed their time in specialized committess dedicated to initiatives that strengthened student learning, and contributed to making assessment part of our culture (within and beyond the classroom walls). Thank you for being part of our amazing team! Adler Graduate School's Assurance Argument can be viewed by clicking on each of the five core criterion below. 

Criterion 1: Mission

​Criterion 2: Integrity; Ethical and Responsible Conduct

​Criterion 3: Teaching and Learning; Quality Resources and Support

​Criterion 4: Teaching and Learning; Evaluation and Improvement

Criterion 5: Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness