Oct 22, 2012

HLC evaluators coming

A review team from the Higher Learning Commission, a division of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, will be in Brainerd and Staples Monday to Wednesday. The team is visiting Central Lakes College to evaluate accreditation status. Over the last 40 years such visits to the local college have resulted in sustained accreditation. This is the concluding phase of a process which CLC last completed in 2002. Five consulting evaluators will examine the college’s self-study and assessment procedures, their outcomes, and solicit input from administration, faculty, staff, students, and individuals associated with higher education in the region. Dozens of meetings are scheduled to examine academic leadership and standards, delivery of education, use of technology, access and effectiveness of support services, institutional research, and relations with community, students, school districts, and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The team will be on the Brainerd campus Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and at Staples Tuesday.