Accreditation is a process that allows a college to examine its practices, policies, and services, thereby determining how successfully it fulfills its mission and goals. The process evolves over several stages of self-study, with each stage culminating in a report (1-year, 3-year, 5-year, and 7-year) for review by peer evaluators representing the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Collecitvely, these reports address the ways in which the college meets the NWCCU Accreditation Standards and Policies.
Lane Community College's accreditation by NWCCU was last reaffirmed in February 2012, and we are preparing our 7-year report. As part of this self-study, our accreditation team engages students, faculty, staff, administrators and Lane's Board of Education to reflect on and analyze the ways in which the college achieves its mission and goals and to identify opportunities for improvement.
This website supports the ongoing work of self-study by sharing information, inviting feedback, and fostering dialogue within the college community.