Redefining the Classroom

November 7-8, 2016 HLC Reaccreditation Site Visit

  • The university will host a team of reviewers from the Higher Learning Commission in November as they conduct a comprehensive review leading to re-accreditation of the overall institution. The team will validate the claims made in the Assurance Argument regarding our achievement of each of the the five Criterion for Accreditation. Public comment regarding our reaccreditation is encouraged, see the Public Comment section below.
  • Assurance Argument
  • Letter of Notification
  • Public Comment

October 1, 2015

June 2015

March-April 2015

  • The university completed a Multi-Location Site Vist conducted by an HLC reviewer. The reviewer evaluated regional center operations and documented, to the satisfaction of the Higher Learning Commission, the quality and performance of our operation at these locations. No monitoring reports were required. The University is using the feedback provided by this report for continued improvement. HLC Multi-Location Evaluation Visit Report (July 25, 2015)
    • Petoskey Regional Center, 1515 Howard St., Petoskey, MI 49770
    • Escanaba Regional Center, 2001 N. Lincoln, Escanaba, MI 49829

May 2014

July 28, 2013

The HLC has adopted new policies which replaced the older Minimum Expectations. These include:

March 11, 2013

The Higher Learning Commission has reviewed and accepted the monitoring reports submitted in January and no other reports or visits are required.  Our next accreditation visit is scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.  The University’s accreditation status as presented on the LSSU Statement of Affiliation

The HLC Analysis of the LSSU Monitoring Reports concluded  “Lake Superior State University submitted an excellent and thorough set of monitoring reports. The report indicates remarkable progress in all four areas of concern to the 2011 comprehensive visit team. The University is commended for its effectiveness in addressing all of these issues and for setting forth the accomplishments of the University with respect to these issues in well organized and informative monitoring reports.”

February 1, 2013

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association has completed a ten-year reaccreditation process and awarded the university “Accredited” status.  LSSU’s next scheduled Evaluation will be in 2016-2017.  The HLC’s formal notification and official record of action letter was received on August 24, 2012.

LSSU hosted the reaccreditation site-visit on October 24-26, 2011. The LSSU Self-Study report and associated documents which were submitted in association with this visit are available from the navigation menu on the left. Approximately two months after the visit, the HLC visitation team returned with their findings: Assurance Section: Report of a Comprehensive Visit.

The report noted that LSSU has met all the required criteria for continued accreditation. We were however also required to report to the HLC on the progress in four areas through monitoring reports which were submitted in advance of the February 1, 2013 deadline.

LSSU Monitoring Reports:

Additionally, the PEAQ Accreditation review process was also replaced with Pathways. All institutions have either been placed, or will be placed on either the Open Pathway or the Standard Pathway.


Morrie Walworth
Provost & Vice President
Lake Superior State University