About Accreditation at GateWay CC

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HLC by Mind Map: HLC

1. What is it?

1.1. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.

2. What are their guiding values?

2.1. 1. Focus on Student Learning

2.2. 2. Education as a public purpose

2.3. 3. Education for a diverse, technological, globally connected world

2.4. 4. A culture of continuous improvement

2.5. 5. Evidence-based institutional learning and self-presentation

2.6. 6. Integrity, transparency, and ethical behavior or practice

2.7. 7. Governance for the well-being of the institution

2.8. 8. Planning and management of resources to ensure institutional sustainability

2.9. 9. Mission-centered evaluation

2.10. 10. Accreditation through peer review

3. What are the parts of a comprehensive evaluation?

3.1. 1. Submission and review of institutional materials demonstrating compliance with HLC's Criteria for Accreditation

3.2. 2. Federal Compliance Review

3.3. 3. Student Opinion Survey

3.4. 4. On-site peer review visit

3.5. 5. Multi-campus visit

4. How can I participate in the HLC visit at GateWay CC?

4.1. Attend the All Faculty Meeting (instructors and adjunct faculty are invited to attend) Monday, December 2, 2019 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Copper Room

4.2. Encourage students to submit the Student Opinion Survey.

4.3. Be informed by reading the assurance argument and be prepared to engage the visiting team on December 2nd and 3rd. All materials are also available via the GWCC HLC Accreditation website Visit | GWC