Criterion Committees
In addition to the Steering Committee, five Criterion Committees were aso created. Each Criterion Committee was charged with the responsibility for identifying and gathering evidence relation to one of the five criteria for accreditation established by the Higher Learning Commission.

Criterion One–Mission and Integrity
Criteria Statement
The organization operates with integrity to ensure the fulfillment of its mission through structures and processes that involve the board, administration, faculty, staff, and students.
Criterion One Committee

Criterion Two–Preparing for the Future
Criteria Statement
The organizationi's allocation of resources and it processes for evaluation and planning demonstrate its capacity to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its education, and respond to future challenges and opportunities.
Criterion Two Committee

Criterion Three–Student Learning and Effective Teaching
Criteria Statement
The organization provides evidence of student learning and teaching effectiveness that demonstrates it is fulfilling its educational mission.
Criterion Three Committee

Criterion Four–Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge
Criteria Statement
The organization promotes a life of learning for its faculty, administration, staff, and students by fostering and supporting inquiry, creativity, practice, and social responsibility in ways consistent with its mission.
Criterion Four Committee

Criterion Five–Engagement and Service
Criteria Statement
As called for by its mission, the organization identifies its constituencies and serves them in ways both value.
Criterion Five Committee