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HLC visit update

Update | Tuesday, November 5, 2019

On Monday, October 28, a five-member team of Peer Reviewers from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) arrived on the Columbus Campus to begin a Comprehensive Quality Review (CQR). Over two days, meetings were held with faculty, staff, administrators, and external stakeholders at both the Columbus and Delaware campuses as a requirement for the College’s reaffirmation of accreditation. It is one of the requirements that the College must fulfill every eight years.

The CQR visit is part of the evaluation conducted in the Academic Quality Improvement Pathway (AQIP) to determine if the College has met the Criteria for Accreditation and demonstrated institutional advances in continuous quality improvement. During the CQR visit, the team drew its information from the institution’s previously submitted Systems Portfolio, the Systems Appraisal Feedback Report, and other institutional documents.

The next step in the process will be completed after the Peer Review team submits a draft of their report to the College so that it can be reviewed. The report will be submitted to the HLC for final determination of its approval and judgment of the College’s reaffirmation for accreditation, which will stand for the next ten years. Bruce Massis and David Tom have been co-leads in the ongoing reaccreditation process.

2019 “Quality Highlights Report”
The 2019 “Quality Highlights Report” has been posted on the accreditation page.  This is a report written from information gathered from numerous College departments and required for submission to the College’s accreditation agency, The Higher Learning Commission.  The report describes continuous quality improvement efforts in which departments have been engaged since the submission of the Systems Portfolio in December 2018.  You may view it here.  


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