Third Party Feedback

American College of Education is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit April 28-30, 2014, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The accreditation of Barat College, Lake Forest, IL (accredited 1943-2005) was continued through the College’s purchase by American College of Education in October 2005. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the College to:

Third-Party Comment on American College of Education
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

You may also submit your comments online at: http://www.ncahlc.org/information-for-the-public/third-party-comment.html.

Comments are due in the Commission office no later than March 28, 2014. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after the due date will be considered. Comments should include the name and address of the person(s) providing the comments.

Individuals with a specific dispute or grievance should request the separate Policy on Complaints document from the Commission office. The Higher Learning Commission cannot settle disputes between institutions and individuals, whether faculty, students, or others. Complaints will not be considered as comments.

Letter from Dr. Shawntel Landry

Dear Students, Alumni, and Friends of American College of Education:

Every seven years, the Higher Learning Commission requires a thorough site visit and review of our activities as a college. Preparing for our comprehensive review has been a tremendous undertaking, but so very valuable. The accreditation process forces us to step back and examine what we are doing and use the results of the examination for continuous improvements.

We began preparing for our comprehensive visit in the fall of 2011, as soon as American College of Education completed its move from Chicago, Illinois, to Indianapolis, Indiana. We officially launched our comprehensive work in May of 2012 with the identification of an HLC Steering Committee of nine dedicated individuals – each assigned as a Criterion Chair and Co-Chair. Each of the Criterion Chairs assembled a team of committee members for an additional 19 members (staff, faculty, and students) working on this project.

I am very pleased with the report and know our HLC Steering Committee feels the report represents ACE well. As part of the comprehensive visit, the Higher Learning Commission invites the public to submit comments regarding the college. Please click here to submit a comment prior to our HLC site visit in April. Comments must be received by March 28, 2014.

Thank you for all that you contribute to American College of Education.

Warm regards,

Shawntel Landry, Ed.D.
Interim President and Provost
American College of Education