Statement of Accreditation Status

Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

  • CEO: Mr. Andrew Rehfeld, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Rabbi Andrea Weiss
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions » Exclusively graduate/professional
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1960
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024

Contact Information

One West 4th Street
New York, NY 10012-1186

(212) 674-5300

www.huc.edu

  • March 4, 2021
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first alternative delivery method program (online Interfaith Doctor of Ministry Program for Education in Pastoral Care) within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method program (online M.A. Program in Jewish Education) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 22, 2017
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • May 12, 2017
    To rescind the substantive change action of May 2, 2016. To note the institution's decision to not operate the site at the Jerusalem Campus, King David 13, Jerusalem, Israel 9410125 as an additional location.
  • May 2, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To provisionally approve the reclassification of the instructional site at the Jerusalem Campus, King David 13, Jerusalem, Israel 9410125 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of November 19, 2015 for a monitoring report due April 1, 2017. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • November 19, 2015
    To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 1 (Mission and Goals), Standard 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal), Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment), and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report due April 1, 2017 documenting further implementation of an organized, systematic process to assess the achievement of student learning goals which includes direct and indirect measures that are clearly related to the goals being assessed, provides convincing evidence that students are achieving key learning outcomes, and uses results to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is now due June 1, 2020.
  • March 5, 2015
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the warning that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 1 (Mission and Goals), Standard 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal), Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment), and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To request a monitoring report due September 1, 2015 documenting (1) evidence of clearly defined mission-consistent goals that guide faculty, administration, staff, and governing bodies in making decisions related to planning, resource allocation, program and curriculum development, and definition of program outcomes (Standard 1); (2) implementation of an institutional strategic plan that includes clearly stated institutional and unit-level goals and objectives that are stated in terms of outcomes, linked to mission, and used for planning, resource allocation, and institutional assessment (Standard 2); (3) an organized and sustained institutional assessment process with evidence that assessment information is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents and used to improve programs, services, and processes (Standard 7); and (4) an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning with evidence that assessment information is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents and is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. To note that the date of the next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the monitoring report. To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 1 (Mission and Goals), Standard 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal), Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment), and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To request a monitoring report due September 1, 2015 documenting (1) evidence of clearly defined mission-consistent goals that guide faculty, administration, staff, and governing bodies in making decisions related to planning, resource allocation, program and curriculum development, and definition of program outcomes (Standard 1); (2) implementation of an institutional strategic plan that includes clearly stated institutional and unit-level goals and objectives that are stated in terms of outcomes, linked to mission, and used for planning, resource allocation, and institutional assessment (Standard 2); (3) an organized and sustained institutional assessment process with evidence that assessment information is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents and used to improve programs, services, and processes (Standard 7); and (4) an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning with evidence that assessment information is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents and is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission expectations. To note that the date of the next evaluation visit will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • June 27, 2013
    To reaffirm accreditation and commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and progress to date. To request a monitoring report, due October 1, 2014, documenting (1) the articulation of clearly defined mission-consistent institutional goals that guide faculty, administration, staff and governing bodies in making decisions related to planning, resource allocation, program and curriculum development, and definition of program outcomes (Standard 1); (2) further development and implementation of an institutional strategic plan that includes clearly stated institution- and unit-level goals and objectives that are stated in terms of outcomes, linked to mission, and used for planning and resource allocation and institutional assessment (Standards 2 and 7) and (3) further development and implementation of an organized, systematic, and sustainable process to assess the achievement of student learning goals that involves faculty, includes direct and indirect measures clearly related to the goals being assessed, provides convincing evidence that students are achieving key learning outcomes, uses results to improve teaching and learning, and uses student learning assessment results as part of institutional assessment (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • June 28, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the Certificate in Day School Leadership through Teaching and the Graduate Certificate in Jewish Nonprofit Management within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • June 23, 2011
    To thank the institution for receiving the Commission's representatives and to affirm the inclusion of the following additional locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation: (1) HUC-JIR/Los Angeles, Jack H. Skirball Campus, 3077 University Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007; (2) HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, 3101 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220; and (3) HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, 13 King David Street, Jerusalem 94101, Israel. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • March 3, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the complex substantive change request and to include the additional locations at (1) HUC-JIR/ Los Angeles, Jack H. Skirball Campus, 3077 University Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007; (2) HUC-JIR/ Cincinnati, 3101 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220; and (3) HUC-JIR/ Jerusalem, 13 King David Street, Jerusalem 94101, Israel, provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending site visits within six months. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    HUC-JIR/Cincinnati
    3101 Clifton Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45220
    Opened: 03/03/2011
  • Additional Location
    HUC-JIR/Los Angeles
    Jack H. Skirball Campus 3077 University Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90007
    Opened: 03/03/2011
  • Other Instructional Site
    Jerusalem Campus
    King David 13 Jerusalem, 941012
    Israel

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