Engaged Students - External Review

Ensuring quality

IU Bloomington is aligning review processes to ensure the quality of our programs and schools.

This aligns with IU Bloomington Bicentennial Objective One.

Aligning accreditation

Goal: IU Bloomington will align accreditation and external review processes at professional schools.

Update: In January 2018, the Higher Learning Commission reaffirmed Indiana University Bloomington's accreditation following a review process that concluded in late 2017.

Ensuring quality

Goal: Ensure regular external reviews of academic quality in departments in the College and professional schools.

Update: Since our last accreditation in 2007, IU Bloomington has:

  • Created the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and drafted a diversity mapping report, plus plans for nearly all schools and colleges on campus.
  • Created the IU2U program offers an in-country, pre-orientation to incoming international freshmen and their families in China, India, and South Korea.
  • Received the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation in 2010 and launched the Center for Rural Engagement to serve the community-identified needs of southwest central Indiana.
  • Improved academic advising with the Interactive Graduation Planning System, iGPS, which offers degree mapping and other advising tools to help students achieve their goals on the best timeline for the student.
  • Formed the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education in 2009 and underwent a general education revision in 2011-12 to identify and address essential academic skills that serve as a foundation for later academic work. The General Education Committee facilitates the implementation and assessment of the General Education Program. The Online Course Questionnaire, implemented campuswide in 2014, now collects student self-reported feedback about courses.
  • Created the Moving Forward 2.0 IU Online Implementation Plan to align online programs with best practices.
  • Created a New Academic Directions Committee to strategically realign academic programs to address societal needs and academic priorities.
  • Created the Learning Analytics Fellows program in 2015. Since its creation, 42 faculty have participated, using learning analytics to foster student engagement, retention, and success at IU.