IAIA seeks public comments during higher education reaccreditation process


IAIA is seeking public comment during its re- accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission.

IAIA is seeking public comment during its re- accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission.

SANTA FE – The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.

IAIA is the only four-year degree fine arts institution in the nation devoted to contemporary American Indian and Alaska Native arts. It is devoted to the study of contemporary arts, as well as the art of education. The Institute also operates two centers, the Center for Lifelong Education and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.

Offering undergraduate degrees in Studio Arts, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Creative Writing, Museum Studies and Indigenous Liberal Studies, and graduate degrees in Creative Writing, the Institute has graduated more than 3,800 students, and welcomes students from the 567 federally-recognized tribes and non-Native Americans looking to obtain a world-class arts education.

img4aThe Institute will host a visit March 24-26, 2014, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.  IAIA has been accredited by the Commission since 1984. 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:

Third Party Comment on Institute of American Indian Arts

The Higher Learning Commission

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500

Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on the commission’s website atwww.ncahlc.org.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing. All comments must be received by February 24, 2014.


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