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Do you know anything about HLC Accreditation? With this quiz, you should know whether higher education accreditation is voluntary, whether accrediting bodies define the criteria required for accreditation and the fundamental purposes of the HLC. Are there three types of HLC visits: comprehensive, focused, and multi-site, when the University of Phoenix is accredited, and how many criteria are used by HLC to determine the institution’s accreditation. You definitely want to take credit for completing this quiz.


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  • 1. 

    Higher education accreditation is voluntary.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Higher education accreditation is a voluntary process where educational institutions choose to undergo evaluation by an external accrediting body. This evaluation assesses the quality and standards of the institution's programs and services. Accreditation provides a level of assurance to students, employers, and the public that the institution meets certain standards of quality and effectiveness. However, institutions are not required to seek accreditation, and it is ultimately their choice to participate in the process. Therefore, the statement that higher education accreditation is voluntary is true.

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  • 2. 

    Accrediting bodies define the criteria required for accreditation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Accrediting bodies play a crucial role in determining the standards and criteria that institutions must meet in order to receive accreditation. These criteria are established to ensure that institutions are providing a high quality education and meeting specific standards in areas such as curriculum, faculty qualifications, student support services, and institutional resources. Therefore, it is true that accrediting bodies define the criteria required for accreditation.

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  • 3. 

    There are ___ regional accrediting bodies recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    D. 6
    Explanation
    There are six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. These bodies are responsible for evaluating and accrediting colleges and universities in specific regions of the United States. Each accrediting body sets standards and criteria for institutions to meet in order to ensure quality education and institutional effectiveness. The six regional accrediting bodies are the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

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  • 4. 

    Institutional accreditation is separate from the accreditation given or withheld by specialized or programmatic agencies.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Institutional accreditation refers to the overall evaluation and recognition of an educational institution as a whole, including its mission, goals, resources, and overall effectiveness. This type of accreditation is separate from the accreditation provided by specialized or programmatic agencies, which focus on specific programs or departments within an institution. Therefore, the statement that institutional accreditation is separate from specialized or programmatic accreditation is true.

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  • 5. 

    Every accredited University must have its status reaffirmed no later than five years after it has been initially granted.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because accreditation is not a one-time process. Accredited universities must undergo a reaffirmation process every five years to ensure that they continue to meet the standards and criteria set by accrediting bodies. This process involves a comprehensive evaluation of the university's programs, faculty, resources, and overall quality of education. Reaffirmation of accreditation is necessary to maintain the university's credibility and ensure that it continues to provide students with a high-quality education.

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  • 6. 

    Quality Assurance along with Institutional and Program Improvement are not two fundamental purposes of the HLC.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Quality Assurance, along with Institutional and Program Improvement, are indeed two fundamental purposes of the HLC. The HLC, or Higher Learning Commission, is responsible for accrediting colleges and universities in the United States. Quality Assurance ensures that educational institutions meet certain standards of quality, while Institutional and Program Improvement focuses on helping institutions improve and enhance their programs and services. Therefore, the statement that Quality Assurance and Institutional and Program Improvement are not two fundamental purposes of the HLC is false.

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  • 7. 

    Three types of HLC visits include comprehensive, focused and multi-site.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because there are indeed three types of HLC visits, which are comprehensive, focused, and multi-site. These visits serve different purposes and have different scopes. A comprehensive visit involves a thorough evaluation of all aspects of an organization, while a focused visit targets specific areas or issues. A multi-site visit involves assessing multiple locations or facilities of an organization.

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  • 8. 

    University of Phoenix was accredited by HLC/NCA in 1977.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false because the University of Phoenix was not accredited by HLC/NCA in 1977.

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  • 9. 

    University of Phoenix’s next comprehensive visit for HLC is scheduled for March 2010.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement states that the University of Phoenix's next comprehensive visit for HLC is scheduled for March 2010. Since the statement is in the present tense and does not provide any information about a change in schedule, it can be inferred that the statement is still true.

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  • 10. 

    There are ___ criteria used by HLC to determine an institution’s accreditation.

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      11

    Correct Answer
    A. 5
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 5. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) uses 5 criteria to determine an institution's accreditation. These criteria include mission, integrity, teaching and learning, resources and support, and evaluation and improvement. These criteria are essential in evaluating the quality and effectiveness of an institution and ensuring that it meets the standards set by the HLC for accreditation.

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  • 11. 

    Engagement and service, student learning and creating teaching, along with vision and goals are three of the criteria used by HLC.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the question asks for three criteria used by HLC, but the given answer only mentions two criteria: engagement and service, and student learning and creating teaching. The answer is incorrect because it does not include the third criterion of vision and goals.

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  • 12. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer is that preparing for the future involves allocating resources and having evaluation and planning processes that demonstrate the organization's ability to fulfill its mission, improve education quality, and adapt to future challenges and opportunities. This statement implies that preparing for the future is an important aspect of organizational success, making the answer true.

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  • 13. 

    During the HLC visit you should always use business language such as “corporate” and “lead.”

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    During the HLC visit, it is not necessary to always use business language such as "corporate" and "lead." This suggests that it is not a requirement to use specific business terminology during the visit.

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  • 14. 

    Central Administration has provided HLC with a list of commonly used acronyms, so it’s okay to use them during the visit.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer, which is False, is that the statement mentions that Central Administration has provided a list of commonly used acronyms to HLC, suggesting that it is acceptable to use them during the visit. However, the correct answer is False because the statement does not provide any information about whether it is okay or not to use the acronyms. Therefore, it cannot be assumed that it is acceptable to use them during the visit.

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  • 15. 

    TEAC and CCNE are two forms of programmatic accreditation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council) and CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) are indeed two forms of programmatic accreditation. TEAC accredits education programs that prepare teachers and other education professionals, while CCNE accredits nursing programs. Both organizations evaluate the quality and effectiveness of these programs based on specific criteria and standards. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 16. 

    As long as an institution is granted regional (e.g., HLC) and programmatic accreditation (e.g., ACBSP) there are no other accreditation requirements.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because in addition to regional and programmatic accreditation, there may be other accreditation requirements depending on the institution and its specific programs. Some examples of additional accreditation requirements include specialized accreditation for certain fields or disciplines, such as nursing or engineering, or accreditation from professional organizations or industry-specific accrediting bodies. Therefore, regional and programmatic accreditation alone may not fulfill all accreditation requirements for an institution.

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  • 17. 

    State approval is not required in each state where University of Phoenix conducts classes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the University of Phoenix does not require state approval in every state where it conducts classes. However, the correct answer is False because the University of Phoenix is required to obtain state approval in each state where it operates, as per regulations and accreditation requirements.

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  • 18. 

    The Commission for Independent Education (CIE) is our licensing body authority in the state of Florida.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the Commission for Independent Education (CIE) is indeed the licensing body authority in the state of Florida. This means that the CIE is responsible for issuing licenses to educational institutions and ensuring that they meet the necessary standards and regulations. As the licensing body authority, the CIE plays a crucial role in maintaining the quality and integrity of education in Florida.

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  • 19. 

    University of Phoenix licensure through CIE must be renewed on a yearly basis.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The licensure through CIE at the University of Phoenix must be renewed annually, indicating that it is a requirement for maintaining the licensure.

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  • 20. 

    From the UOPX Florida State VP office, Jennifer Rodriguez is the main point of contact for CIE.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because it states that Jennifer Rodriguez is the main point of contact for CIE from the UOPX Florida State VP office. However, there is no information provided about Jennifer Rodriguez's role or position in the UOPX Florida State VP office, so it cannot be concluded that she is the main point of contact for CIE.

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