Third Party Feedback

American College of Education is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The college will host a visit March 9-11, 2015, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The team will revisit the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation as a follow-up to an initial visit in April 2014.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college to:

Third-Party Comment on American College of Education
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

You may also submit your comments online at:

Comments are due in the Commission office no later than February 9, 2015. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after the due date will be considered. Comments should include the name and address of the person(s) providing the comments.

Individuals with a specific dispute or grievance should request the separate Policy on Complaints document from the Commission office. The Higher Learning Commission cannot settle disputes between institutions and individuals, whether faculty, students, or others. Complaints will not be considered as comments.


Letter from Dr. Shawntel Landry

Dear Students, Alumni, and Friends of American College of Education:

Periodically, the Higher Learning Commission requires a thorough site visit and review of our activities as a college. Our comprehensive review is a tremendously valuable process that has forced us to step back and examine what we are doing, then use the results of the examination for continuous improvements.

We began preparing for our comprehensive visit in the fall of 2011, as soon as American College of Education completed its move from Chicago, Illinois, to Indianapolis, Indiana. We officially launched our comprehensive work in May of 2012 with the identification of an HLC Steering Committee of nine dedicated individuals, each assigned as a Criterion Chair and Co-Chair. Each of the Criterion Chairs assembled a team of committee members for an additional 19 members (staff, faculty, and students) working on this project.

As a follow-up to an initial site visit in April 2014, the Higher Learning Commission will meet with the college on March 9-11, 2015. As part of the comprehensive visit, the Higher Learning Commission invites the public to submit comments regarding the college. Please click here to submit a comment prior to our HLC site visit in March. Comments must be received by February 9, 2015.

Thank you for all that you contribute to American College of Education.


Warm regards,

Shawntel Landry, Ed.D.
Provost and Interim President
American College of Education