Peer review in accreditation is based on the fundamental assumption that quality in higher education is best served through a process that enables peers of the institution, informed by standards created and applied by professionals in higher education, to make the judgments essential to assuring and advancing the quality of higher learning.
HLC relies upon the work of peer reviewers for its accrediting activities. These volunteers generously share their knowledge and experience to assure and advance institutional quality. Learn more about what it means to be a peer reviewer.
HLC maintains a Peer Corps of approximately 1,600 faculty and administrators from institutions within the 19-state North Central region. The peer reviewers play an essential role in all stages of the accreditation process. They are responsible for assuring that an institution is complying with the accreditation criteria, as well as for helping an institution advance within the context of its own mission.
Letter of Application, 600 words maximum, describing relevant experience to the role of peer reviewer as described. Note any prior experience with institutional evaluation and assessment, team leadership, facilitation skills, financial oversight, or other skills relevant to successful service as a peer reviewer. Correspondence should be addressed to:
Jamie Stanesa, Ph.D. Associate Vice President, Member Education and Peer Corps Service Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604
CV or resume.
The 2017 application cycle is as follows:
Applications are accepted from January through April 17, 2017.
Applications are reviewed by the HLC staff in May.
Applicants are notified by June 26, 2017.
Newly accepted peer reviewers receive training in October 2017.
Questions marked with an asterisk (*) are required.