Self-portrait in bronze sculpture by Valery Yevdokimov

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.

Since receiving the affirmation of accreditation from NWCCU in early January 2015, the college has spent significant time making improvements to planning and over all intstitutional effectiveness, as well as other key organizational areas highlighted by the commission. The college's efforts are described in our September 2015 Year One Report to NWCCU. Continuing work will be addressed in a spring 2016 Ad Hoc Report.

Fall 2015 Core Themes Forums: Please join us at one of two forums this fall designed to increase familiarity with, and understanding of, our new core themes. The first forum is November 13, 2015 from 12:00-4:00 in CML 104. This forum will be repeated on December 4, 2015 from 12:00-4:00 in CML 104. No registration is necessary, and lunch will be provided.

This website supports the ongoing work of self-study by sharing information, inviting feedback, and fostering dialogue within the college community.