Oral Roberts University Welcomes Higher Learning Commission to Campus

Student learningOral Roberts University is welcoming a peer evaluation team from the Higher Learning Commission to campus on Oct. 8-10, 2012. The team will be conducting open meetings with students, faculty and staff to determine if ORU is eligible for reaccreditation.

The HLC provides accreditation to institutions of higher learning in 19 states, including Okla. ORU has been continuously accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools through the HLC since 1971. Accreditation is determined by five criteria.

Mission and integrity ensures that ORU operates with integrity to ensure the fulfillment of its mission through structures and processes that involve the board, administration, faculty, staff, and students.

Preparing for the future certifies that ORU’s allocation of resources and its processes for evaluation and planning demonstrate the capacity to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its education, and respond to future challenges and opportunities.

Student learning and effective teaching warrants that ORU provides evidence of student learning and teaching effectiveness that demonstrates it is fulfilling its educational mission.

Acquisition, discovery, and application of knowledge confirms that ORU 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.

Engagement and Service guarantees that ORU, as called for by its mission, identifies its constituencies and serves them in ways both value.

Accreditation provides confidence to students, faculty, alumni, and the community that ORU is committed to maintaining the highest standards of higher education. It further informs employers, graduate schools, and state licensing bodies that students attending ORU receive a valuable and worthwhile education.