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UW Oshkosh HLC Campus Committees

The HLC coordinator at UW Oshkosh has assembled campus committees that conduct investigations and gather essential document. By design, these committees include broad representation from across campus departments. View the campus committees for overall planning and for each specific criterion below.

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HLC Steering Committee
NameDepartmentEmail Address
Carleen Vandezande (chair)Academic
Lane EarnsAcademic
Petra RoterStudent
Tom SonnleitnerAdministrative
Art RathjenAdvancement /
Criteria One Committee

Mission: The institution’s mission is broadly understood within the institution and guides its operations.

NameDepartmentEmail Address
John Koker (chair)College of Letters and
Sylvia Carey-ButlerAcademic
Tom fojtikStudent
Jamie CemanIntegrated Marketing and
Charlie HillLifelong Learning and Community
Mike LuederCommunity
Cindy SchultzUniversity Staff Council
Jordan SchettleStudent OSA
Criteria Two Committee

Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct—The institution acts with integrity; its conduct is ethical and responsible.

NameDepartmentEmail Address
Colleen McDermott (chair)
Ameerah McBrideEquity and Affirmative
Joshua RangerLibrary / Records
Jenny Watson Academic
Sandy CoxStudent
Laurie TextorHuman
Andrezj DziedzicFaculty
Anca MironInstitutional Review
Mark ClementsInformational Technology
Criteria Three Committee

Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support—The institution provides high quality education, wherever and however its offerings are delivered.

NameDepartment Email Address
Sharon Kipetz (chair)Dean of
Jessica SpanbauerAcademic
Bob RobertsFaculty
Jennifer ConsidineUniversity Studies
Jordan LandryCenter for Excellence in Teaching and
Nick DvoracekLearning
Criteria Four Committee

Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement—The institution demonstrates responsibility for the quality of its educational programs, learning environments, and support services, and it evaluates their effectiveness for student learning through processes designed to promote continuous improvement.

NameDepartmentEmail Address
Carleen Vande Zande (chair)Academic
Susan CramerGraduate Studies
Franca BarricelliCollege of Letters and
Mike WatsonOffice of Institutional
Kerry HubertyOffice of Institutional
Brent MacWilliamsUniversity Studies
Tim GleasonAcademic Policies
Jennifer HendryxInformation
Criteria Five Committee

Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness-The institution’s resources, structures, and processes are sufficient to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its educational offerings, and the institution plans for the future.

NameDepartmentEmail Address
Lori Worm (chair)Administrative
Ann MilkovichInformational
Doug JarmuszBusiness Success
Jean KwaterskiStudent
Jill ReichenbergerUniversity Staff
JoAnn RifeMaster
Federal Compliance Committee

The institution’s practices and process uphold the federal criteria and requirements. 

NameDepartmentEmail Address
Kim DonatFinancial
Megan KruegerFinancial
Jamie CemanIntegrated Marketing and
Debbie MatulleAdministrative
Terri GohmannStudent
Mike WatsonOffice of Institutional
Carleen Vande ZandeAcademic