2014 Annual Conference Program Overview
The 2014 HLC Annual Conference will be held April 10-14 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The Conference offers a broad range of sessions and services that include pre-conference workshops, approximately 200 general program sessions, an Exhibit Hall, and an Accreditation Share Fair. Each year, more than 4,000 administrators and faculty from more than 850 higher education institutions located throughout the 19-state HLC region attend the Annual Conference.
Overview of the General Program
The General Program will feature more than 100 institutional presentations on a wide variety of topics and issues of current interest to those in higher education. Keywords include:
Academy for Assessment of Student Learning Projects • Accountability • Adjunct Faculty • Adult Learners • AQIP Action Projects • Assessment of Co-Curricular Offerings • Assessment of Student Learning • Collaborations/Partnerships • Communication • Curriculum • Data Collection / Data Management • Diversity • Faculty Development and Evaluation • First Year Programs • General Education • HLC Criteria and Processes • Institutional Effectiveness • Learning Environment • Mission • Online Learning / Distance Learning • Organizational Change • Organizational Leadership • Persistence and Completion • Planning / Strategic Planning • Program Evaluation • Program Review • Quality Improvement • Quality Initiatives (Open Pathway) • Recruitment / Retention • Service Learning • Teaching / Pedagogy • Technology / Technology Tools • Underserved Populations
Connecting with Your Institution's Commission Staff Liaison at the Conference
Each Commission Vice President for Accreditation Relations serves as liaison for approximately 140 institutions. These staff members also have significant responsibility in delivering sessions throughout the Conference. “Commission Staff Liaisons at the Annual Conference” describes opportunities to engage with staff in a variety of ways.
- Check future postings for the Accreditation Workshop and General Program for details on staff presentations.
- Back by popular demand—Coffee and Conversation with Your Liaison (Monday, April 14):
8:30 a.m. Group 1: Institutions from AZ, AR, CO, IA, KS, MO, NE, NM, ND, OK, SD, WY
9:30 a.m. Group 2: Institutions from IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WV, WI
- Liaisons will be available at various times during Exhibit Hall hours. Other Commission staff will be available to answer questions, as well. The schedule will be published in the Conference program book.
Future Conference Dates:
2015 - March 27-31
2016 - April 15-19
2017 - April 7-11
Please note the Conference schedule has been shifted to avoid a conflict with Passover. It will run Thursday, April 10, through Monday, April 14. All posted schedules reflect this change.
2014 Annual Conference artwork by:
Jeffrey T. Harris, Harris-Stowe State University
Thank you to the following sponsors: