As part of the comprehensive review process by MSCHE, a series of actions were undertaken in 2020 as part of the College’s quest for reaffirmation of its accreditation.
A comprehensive self-study with a subsequent report was conducted from 2018 – 2020. The review included the development of four institutional priorities, and subsequent assessment of the College according to the same. Additionally, the College reviewed its ongoing compliance to the Commission’s Requirements of Affiliation and Standards of Accreditation and prepared a comprehensive report on its findings with appendices, figures and tables to support its position.
In accordance with Commission requirements, the report was uploaded six weeks prior to the Virtual Team Evaluation. The 100-page document was submitted through the MSCHE portal and provides access to peer reviewers of both the Self-Study Report and supporting appendices.
College-wide participation was essential in the College reaffirmation review process. In the months leading up to the Virtual Assessment, faculty, staff and students across the College community provided materials and documentation to compile the Self-Study Report, Evidence Inventory and Verification of Compliance, which is now included as part of the Self-Study Report. Various sessions were held with working groups, committees, and individuals to provide inputs on drafts of the materials which were assembled. The Working Groups were formed around the seven standards of accreditation and were led by an Accreditation Steering Committee.
LuVerne Baptiste, the Vice President for Operations, serves as Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) and primary contact person for HLSCC communication with the Commission. The Steering Committee was chaired at various times by Mrs. Judith Vanterpool (former Ag. President), Dr. Natalio Wheatley (former Faculty Association President) and Dr. Patricia Johnson.
The Team Evaluation is expected to include meetings and interviews with representatives of varying levels of College governance, and stakeholders, including:
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