HLC Co-Chairs “shocked!”…But “Hopeful” on comments
HLC co-chairs Dr. Kim Kelley and Dr. Rob Barber get the latest self-study feedback data. Watch on UW-Parkside YouTube channel.
When Ranger Today's investigative team spoke candidly with Rob Barber and Kim Kelley, the co-chairs for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) process, they expressed their surprise and said they were "shocked!" and in "stunned disbelief" at the lack of comments on the self-study draft.
"We need their input," Barber growled, "but we also understand how busy everyone is."
Kelley echoed Barber's sentiment, "It's tough. We are all busier than a one-armed paper hanger with hives! But it's really important to comment on the self-study. We're just like ZZ Top: we're not asking for much, just a few minutes to give us your perspective."
After humming several bars from the overture to "Pirates of Penzance" for no apparent reason, Barber and Kelley said, in a voice that begged for boldface type and underlining, there are A Variety of Ways You Can Provide Your Feedback
On-line: (preferred) through WordPress, with comment capability enabled.
Getting technical, they said to access each chapter on CommentPress, follow these secure links using Mozilla FireFox as your browser.
Chapter 1: https://commentpress.uwp.edu/?p=163
Chapter 2: https://commentpress.uwp.edu/?p=166
Chapter 3: https://commentpress.uwp.edu/?p=168
Chapter 4: https://commentpress.uwp.edu/?p=170
Chapter 5: https://commentpress.uwp.edu/?p=175
Mozilla Firefox can be obtained free on the web.
To email your comments:
Access the HLC web page and click the "Questions or Comments" tab, or go to our main page, enter the keyword HLC and click on the link
Use either the available PDF or obtain a Word document from Franca Carls via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide edits within the text. Then email your suggested revisions to Franca.
Print the PDF version of the self-study from the HLC web page and provide written comments in the margins. Return the pages with comments to Franca Carls in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (Wyllie 3320).
Or email Franca Carls directly at email@example.com with your comments.So, help Rob and Kim keep their sanity and help the university by giving us your HLC self-study comments.