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Years 1–2

Strategy Forum and Action Project

Institution
Attend one Strategy Forum during this period and submit an Action Project Update each year.

Peer Review
Conduct an Action Project Review each year.

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Year 3

Systems Portfolio and Action Project

Institution
Submit Systems Portfolio and an Action Project Update.

Peer Review
Conduct Systems Appraisal and an Action Project Review.

HLC Decision Making
Take action on Systems Appraisal, if monitoring is recommended.

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Year 4

Action Project and Possible Comprehensive Quality Review

Institution
Submit an Action Project Update.
Possible submission of Quality Highlights Report for Comprehensive Quality Review.

Peer Review
Conduct an Action Project Review.
Possible Comprehensive Quality Review (with visit).

HLC Decision Making
Action on possible Comprehensive Quality Review.

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Years 5–6

Strategy Forum and Action Project

Institution
Attend one Strategy Forum during this period and submit an Action Project Update each year.

Peer Review
Conduct an Action Project Review each year.

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Year 7

Systems Portfolio and Action Project

Institution
Submit Systems Portfolio and an Action Project Update.

Peer Review
Conduct Systems Appraisal and an Action Project Review.

HLC Decision Making
Take action on Systems Appraisal, if monitoring is recommended.

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Year 8

Comprehensive Evaluation and Action Project

Institution
Submit materials for comprehensive evaluation and an Action Project Update.

Peer Review
Conduct comprehensive evaluation (with visit) and an Action Project Review.

HLC Decision Making
Take action on comprehensive evaluation and Reaffirmation of Accreditation.

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