United Theological Seminary Requesting Third Party Comments

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Ohio seminary requests public comments in preparation for evaluation visits from accrediting agencies.

United Theological Seminary will be hosting an evaluation visit on Feb. 22–25, 2016, for reaffirmation of accreditation with the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). The purpose of this visit is to review how well the school is fulfilling its educational mission in light of the Commission’s Standards of Accreditation.

In preparation for this visit, United invites any interested party to submit any substantive comments — positive or negative — on how well the Seminary is fulfilling its mission in light of these standards. Please email your comments (with your name, title, and address) at least one week before the visit to either of the following contacts:

JoAnn Wagner
Senior Assistant to the President
United Theological Seminary

Joshua Reinders
Administrative Assistant for Accrediting
ATS Commission on Accrediting

United is also seeking comments from the public about the school in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. United will host this visit on Feb. 22-23, 2016, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. United has been accredited by the Commission since 1975. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation.

Comments should address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs, must be in writing and submitted by Jan. 22, 1016, to:

Public Comment on United Theological Seminary
The Higher Learning Commission
230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411.

Comments may also be submitted on the Commission website at: bit.ly/1LkYUE2

United Theological Seminary is a graduate professional school of The United Methodist Church offering master’s and doctoral theological degrees and continuing education with programs offered on campus and online. United's goal is to educate dynamic, Spirit-led leaders who will renew the church for the mission of Jesus Christ in the world.

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