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February 5, 2013

University of Oklahoma highly praised for research

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma is “one of the country’s strongest public research universities,” according to a newly released report from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The HLC-NCA is the university’s accrediting institution and awarded the university reaccreditation with no additional monitoring. The full Assurance Report is available at www.ou.edu/accreditation.html.

In its review of the university’s progress, the report noted that OU is “well known and respected, with a rich history” and “is led by a long-term, strong, highly visible president who has developed a broad vision for the university and who has ensured that the institution has ‘stayed the course’ throughout the years, including through difficult economic times. The result has been dramatic progress in all dimensions of the university’s mission.”

OU President David Boren responded: “The university is extremely proud to have received such a complimentary and supportive report from our accrediting institution. It is confirmation of the high standards of excellence which are being met at OU.”

The commission’s report stated, “The university has a dynamic leadership team that has fostered involvement by faculty, students and staff across all campuses and has developed support for the vision, and related actions, to strengthen the institution as it moves forward.”

The commission also noted that all levels of planning align with the university’s mission “to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity and service to the state and society.” The commission said the university’s mission statement is clear and focused on excellence in teaching, research and service and providing an outstanding student experience.

In addition, the four presidential priorities — teaching quality, research expansion, globalization and creation of community — embody key elements of the mission and set strategic directions that appear to be clear, specific and known by all.

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