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Accreditation Reports

As part of Lane Community College's continuous improvement and accreditation process, it reviews and reports on the college's institutional effectiveness. Current and prior reports are available for review and this page will be updated as new reports become available. 

In February 2022 Lane’s institutional accreditation was reaffirmed by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU letter, February 18. Lane received six (6) commendations and two (2) recommendations.

Lane submitted the Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness Report to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities in August 2021. The Commission responded in this Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness (Year 7) Peer Evaluation Report.

The Revised Policies, Regulations & Financial Review Report was submitted March 1, 2021, based on a request for revisions by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The Commission accepted the report in the July 2021 NWCCU letter. NWCCU provided suggestions for improvement in areas substantially in compliance but in need of further work in the response to the report in July 2021

The Policies, Regulations & Financial Review Report is completed in year six of the seven-year cycle and was submitted September 10, 2020. The self-study and report focuses on governance, institutional integrity, policies, resources (financial, human, library & info resources, infrastructure) and previous recommendations. NWCCU provided an informal response in October. The recommendations to improve the report included adding more visuals (photos, tables), including a brief description of the College, slight organizational changes, and enhancing the section related to the Equity Lens and diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Mid-Cycle Report is conducted in the third year of a seven-year cycle and provides evidence of mission fulfillment.  It is meant to assist in determining if the process of institutional assessment will lead to a successful year seven self evaluation.  This Mid-Cycle Report also includes addenda in response to previous recommendations. In October 2017, NWCCU provided a response to our Mid-Cycle Report. In January 2018, NWCCU provided a letter accepting our Mid-Cycle Report, noting status on recommendations, and removing the warnings from our last accreditation visit.

The 2016 Ad Hoc Report was submitted to and accepted by NWCCU. The July 2016 NWCCU letter accepted the responses to Recommendations 2 and 7, and recognized that the College is substantially in compliance with respect to Recommendation 6. NWCCU issued a Warning for the responses to Recommendations 4 and 5 in 2016. In 2018, the warning was removed and NWCCU stated that Recommendations 4 and 5 were in compliance, but needed work. Subsequent report will address these topics. 


You can also view previous accreditation reports and information.