Higher Learning Commission - Open Forums

On April 14 and 15, 2014 a two-person team of evaluators representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) will be on campus for the purpose of reviewing the South Dakota School of Mines for continuing accreditation under the North Central Association.  Visit the HLC website for more information on the HLC of the North Central Association.

The School of Mines follows the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) protocol for ongoing accreditation under the HLC.  See AQIP for more information on this protocol.  You can read all institutional documentation pertaining to our accreditation processes under AQIP on the SDSM&T website, including all reports and action projects.

The evaluators will host an open forum with 4 different groups:

  • all faculty members  
  • all students  
  • CSA employees  
  • NFE employees

You may belong to more than one of these groups. The days/times/locations of all forums are listed at right.

The purpose of these forums is for you to visit with the evaluation team about whatever is on your mind.  The evaluators may have questions for you, and you are free to pose questions.  No attendance or notes are taken during these sessions.

If you have questions about these forums or anything pertaining to the purpose or schedule of this two-day site visit, please email Kate.Alley@sdsmt.edu.

Open Forums: Schedule

NFE Employees    
Monday, Apr 14  10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Bump Lounge, Surbeck Center
CSA Employees    
Monday, Apr 14  1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Bump Lounge, Surbeck Center
Faculty Forum    
Tuesday, Apr 15  11:00 to noon
Bump Lounge, Surbeck Center
Students Form    
Tuesday, Apr 15  11:00 to noon
204E Classroom Building