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 completed its 7-year report in the summer of 2014. As part of our self-study, Lane's accreditation team engaged students, faculty, staff, administrators and Lane's Board of Education to reflect on and analyze the ways in which the college achieves its vision, mission and core values and to identify opportunities for improvement. The site visit by the peer evaluators took place on October 29-31, 2014. Lane's accreditation was reaffirmed by NWCCU in February, 2015. See the evaluators' report, Lane's response, and the reaffirmation letter on our Accreditation Reports page.
This website supports the ongoing work of self-study by sharing information, inviting feedback, and fostering dialogue within the college community.