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The Open Pathway: A New Model for Reaffirmation of Accreditation
will utilize a new and transformed model for maintaining institutional accreditation, the Open Pathway. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, referred to as the HLC, is replacing the Program to Evaluate and Advance Quality with two new Pathways, the Standard Pathway and the Open Pathway. OSU has been approved to adopt the highest accreditation standard represented by the Open Pathway.
The Open Pathway seeks to achieve the following goals:
Inside Higher Education published an informative article regarding More Meaningful Accreditation.