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MISSION: ACCREDITATION

Destination - 2023

Welcome to SCC’s accreditation website! The College is preparing for its reaffirmation of accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission in 2022-2023.

 
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WHAT IS ACCREDITATION?

Accreditation in higher education is a process of external quality review to ensure that a college or university meets established standards. Accreditation involves a comprehensive evaluation on how the college is meeting standards and a review of the college by trained peer reviewers who evaluate the college's efforts at maintaining standards.

 

THE COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION

SCC maintains accreditation with HLC by following the Open Pathway. Every 10 years SCC goes through a full reaffirmation process called the comprehensive evaluation. There are three main components of the comprehensive evaluation:  

  1. Collection of evidence on how SCC meets HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation

  2. Submission of a written report called the Assurance Argument (written report)  

  3. On-site visit by HLC’s peer reviewers 

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ACTION AGREEMENT

As a result of SCC’s 2017 Assurance Review, SCC entered into a formal agreement with the Higher Learning Commission to make progress on six areas of improvement identified in the Team Report by its next comprehensive evaluation in 2022-2023. The College annually reports to HLC progress made on the identified areas of improvement through this proactive partnership.

 

Shawna's Shout-Outs

Every month Shawna’s Shout Outs will include recognition of an individual or team of employees who have gone above and beyond! This month’s Shout Out goes to one of SCC’s most positive, people-centered employee - Robin Moore. Robin has worked at SCC since 1984 and has made a big difference in many employees lives across the College over the last 36 years. Robin worked in various Student Affairs positions until 2013, when she transitioned in the College’s first Administrative Director of Institutional Research. Robin’s institutional knowledge and leadership have supported the College through several major institutional recordkeeping projects, including the most recent conversion to the semester calendar.  

In addition to her institutional research responsibilities, Robin is frequently called upon to help recall not only past decisions made, but also lessons learned; and she generously shares her time with anyone who reaches out. Her people-centered approach to her work helps SCC reflect on the past, so that we can continue to strengthen our preparations for the future. Robin has worked on several accreditation-related projects including serving on the steering team, supporting the federal compliance report, and gathering enrollment and completion data to HLC on an annual basis! Thank you, Robin, for your hard work and commitment to SCC’s accreditation.  

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT SCC'S ACCREDITATION?

 

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