Southern participates in the Higher Learning Commission’s Standard Pathway evaluation process. The Standard Pathway follows a 10-year cycle and, like all pathways, is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement. These improvement topics are integrated into comprehensive evaluations conducted during the cycle, as well as through interim monitoring, as required. Southern’s last comprehensive evaluation was conducted in November 2022 with the next comprehensive evaluation scheduled for 2032. A focused visit on credentialing and assessment is scheduled for March 2024.