Ready, Set, Accredit: Students Asked to Complete the Higher Learning Commission’s Student Opinion Survey April 4-13

Students, take note: The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) wants to know your thoughts about NEOMED’s programs and services. And it’s going to ask for your input through the Student Opinion Survey – one important and required element of NEOMED’s comprehensive evaluation for reaccreditation by the HLC, a process that happens just once a decade.

You will be invited to complete the Student Opinion Survey between April 4 and April 13. It should take about five minutes to complete. Your feedback is anonymous.

A link to the HLC Student Opinion Survey will be emailed to all NEOMED students by Sandra Emerick, Ed.D., senior executive director, Academic Affairs and Students Services.

Why participate?

HLC accreditation is critical to NEOMED’s continued . It is:

  • a requirement for NEOMED to disburse federal financial aid
  • a requirement to continue the University’s degree programs and establish new ones
  • confirmation for current and prospective students that NEOMED provides high-quality programs and support services and is engaged in continuous improvement of both

Another reason to take the survey: Your input about your experiences at NEOMED will help the HLC’s site team formulate questions for its important visit to campus in September.

Please plan to participate, to help NEOMED’s efforts be as robust as possible.

About HLC Accreditation

The HLC is concerned with the quality and continuous improvement of NEOMED as a university and will review information provided by NEOMED’s students, faculty, staff, administration, trustees and partners about the University’s educational programs, learning environment, resources, administration and planning as part of its comprehensive evaluation.

While specialized accreditors evaluate several of the University’s educational program offerings (see list below), the HLC evaluates and accredits the University as a whole, including educational programs that do not have specialized accreditors.

Specialized accreditors for NEOMED’s educational programs:

  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredits the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree program
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredits the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program
  • Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredits the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistants (ARC-AA) accredits the new Certified Anesthesiology Assistant program started in Spring 2022 in the College of Graduate Studies

Want to learn more?

The HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation provides more information about requirements for each university it accredits. You can find more information about NEOMED’s upcoming HLC comprehensive evaluation on our website.


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