The Pathways Model
The new Open Pathways model of accreditation involves two major components: a Quality Initiative and an Assurance Agreement.
A Quality Initiative...
is a major project focusing on the future. For Pittsburg State University, this focus is on three core areas: general education core (writing, mathematics and speech) and co-curricular learning.
The Assurance Argument...
is a component of the accreditation process that explores PSU's past and present. It consists of an electronic portfolio documenting how we meet the five HLC criteria for accreditation. PSU is one of six institutions working with the commission to alpha test the new technology platform for this e-portfolio.
In addition, PSU will have an official HLC site visit in Spring 2013.