Accreditation August, 2013 Report History



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Grand Rapids Community College

Teaching and Learning Quality Report – Year 2



Accreditation

August, 2013



Report History:

Year 1: August, 2012

Year 2: August, 2013
PURPOSE:

The purpose of this document is to provide an updated report on the process and outcomes for college-wide and program-level accreditation.


OVERVIEW:

The Higher Learning Commission of the NCA provides a pathway for colleges to assess and improve the quality of their programs and offerings, particularly through their new Accreditation Criteria adopted in early 2012. This report reviews our current accreditation status. Grand Rapids Community College has been accredited continuously since 1917 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. (HLC/NCA). Accreditation by NCA provides assurance to the public, in particular to prospective students, that an institution has been found to meet the general institutional requirements for Higher Education. HLC/NCA is a not-for-profit, voluntary membership organization founded in 1898 and is committed to the improvement of education through evaluation and accreditation.


Accreditation provides both public certification of acceptable institutional quality as well as an opportunity and incentive for self-improvement in the institutions accredited. A college that fails to achieve or loses their accreditation is viewed by the public and other institutions as not meeting the general requirements necessary to be an institution of higher education. Maintaining college-wide accreditation contributes to student success by ensuring quality of programs and services. In addition, the accreditation process serves as an accountability measure for the community assuring that the college meets accreditation standards. In addition to NCA/HLC college-wide accreditation, many programs also hold professional accreditations. Those programmatic accreditations are also listed in the report
OUTCOME MEASURES:


  1. To maintain accreditation status with the Higher Learning Commission

Current Accreditation Status: Accredited

Accreditation Date(s): (1917- Current)

Year of Last PEAQ Comprehensive Evaluation: 1990

Year of Admission to AQIP: 11/20/2000

Year of Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2007-2008

Year of Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2014-2015

Year of Last System Appraisal: February 2013

Year of Next System Appraisal: November, 2015

Last Action: 06/18/2012

Control: Public

Degrees Awarded: Associate's

Stipulations on Affiliation Status: None

Approval of New Degree Locations: Prior Commission approval required.

Approval of Distance and Correspondence Courses and Programs: The institution has been approved under Commission policy to offer up to 20% of its total degree programs through distance education. (Action as of June 2012)

Reports Required: None.

Other Visits Scheduled: AQIP Quality Checkup: April 2 – 4, 2014




  1. Program Level Accreditation Outcomes

Program Name

Name/Address of Accrediting Agency

Most Recent
Site Visit


Date of Accreditation or
Re-accreditation


Anticipated
Date of Next Accreditation Visit


Reports Required

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Technology (HVACR)

PAHRA (Partnership for
Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation)


2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22201-3301

Sept.

2012

2013

(4-year approval)

2017

Reports requested on
a periodic not annual basis


Associate Degree Nursing and Licensed Practical Nursing

NLNAC (National League
for Nursing Accrediting Commission)


3343 Peachtree Rd. NE,
Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326


February

2010

August

2010

(8-year approval)

2018

Annual
Report


Automotive Technology

NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation)

101 Blue Seal Drive,
Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175


Spring

2013

2018 (5-year approval)

Spring

2018

Mid point review in 2015

Business

ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)

www.acbsp.org

Pending










Child Development

(ECADA— Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation)

National Association for the Education of Young Children

1313 L St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005

Spring

2008

September

2008

(7-year approval)

Spring

2015

Annual reports required by September 30

Child Development Lab Preschool

(Programs for Young Children)

National Association for the Education of Young Children

1313 L St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005

July 2011

October 2011

July 2016

Annual reports required
by July 31


Criminal Justice Corrections Program

Michigan Correctional Officer’s Training Council

Phone: (517) 373-2081

NA

July

2010

(Annual approval)

2013

Annual
Report


Culinary

(Secchia Institute for Culinary Education)

American Culinary Federation,
St. Augustine, FL


180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095

(904) 824-4468

February

2013

July

2013 anticipated

(7-year approval)

February

2020

Annual
Report


Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Program

Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association

211 East Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
312 - 440 - 2500


2012

2012

(7-year approval)

Winter 2019


Annual
Report


Developmental Programs

NADE (National Association of Developmental Education) nade.net

Pending










Law Enforcement (Police Academy)

Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, 106 W. Allegan Street
Suite 600, Lansing MI 48933


March 5, 2013

2013

(Annual approval)

Summer 2013


Annual
Report


Music Department

National Association of Schools of Music, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248

March

2005

December

2005

March 2015

No annual report required

Visual Arts

NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)

11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248

2008

Fall
2008


April 2014

No annual report required

Radiologic Technology

JRCERT (Joint Revue Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)

20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182

May 2010

December 2010

(8-year approval)

2018

Interim report due June 2014

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

January 2007

April 2007

(7-year approval)

2014

Annual
Report



PROCESS MEASURES


  1. Timeline

The dates below refer only to college-level accreditation through HLC/NCA. Program-level accreditation dates are provided in the table above.
May, 2008 Date of last official reaffirmation of accreditation

Sept, 2008 AQIP Project Updates DUE to HLC

Nov, 2008 Systems Portfolio DUE to HLC

March, 2009 Systems Appraisal received from HLC

Nov, 2009 GRCC Team attends Strategy Forum

Sept, 2009 AQIP Project Updates DUE to HLC

Sept, 2010 AQIP Project Updates DUE to HLC

July, 2011 GRCC applies to join AQIP Baldrige Option

Sept, 2011 AQIP Project Updates DUE to HLC

Feb, 2012 GRCC submits application for Michigan Quality Leadership Award

Sept, 2012 GRCC hosts MQLA Site Visit

Oct, 2012 GRCC receives MQLA Feedback Report

Nov, 2012 AQIP Baldrige Summary Option – Criteria for Accreditation package DUE to HLC

Feb, 2013 Systems Appraisal received from HLC

May, 2013 Cabinet meets to discuss Opportunities for Improvement from MQLA Feedback Report

Aug, 2013 First DRAFT of Federal Compliance Packet due to Deans Council

Sept, 2013 AQIP Project Updates DUE to HLC

Dec, 2013 Final DRAFT of Federal Compliance Packet prepared

Quality Program Summary prepared

Response to Opportunities for Improvement prepared

Solicit 3rd party public comments in anticipation of Check up Visit

April, 2014 HLC Quality Checkup Visit (April 2 – 4)

June, 2014 HLC Quality Checkup Visit Report due

Nov, 2014 (TENTATIVE) GRCC Team attends Strategy Forum

May, 2015 (TENTATIVE) Re-affirmation of Accreditation


  1. 2013-2014 Work Plan

Document

GRCC Response

Status

AQIP Action Projects

Update reports due September, 2013




Criteria for Accreditation

AQIP Systems Portfolio and Systems Appraisal, November, 2012.


Must be updated prior to February 1, 2014

Assumed Practices

GRCC Assessment Against HLC Assumed Practices, June, 2012

Must be updated prior to February 1, 2014

Response to issues raised in the Michigan Quality Feedback Report and the AQIP Systems Appraisal

Cabinet to discuss in May, 2013




Assessment of Student Learning

Documentation of cycles of assessment

Patti/Katie

Institutional Obligations of Affiliation




Donna

Federal Compliance Requirements

(Outlined below)



A packet must be submitted to the review team approximately 8 weeks prior to site visit. Supporting documents will be provided on either a jump drive or Blackboard site.

First Draft Due to Deans Council by end of summer, 2013.

a. Assignment of Credits, Program Length, and Tuition (includes credit hour definition)

Patti/Mike/Amy/Paula/Bill/Bryan




b. Institutional Records of Student Complaints

Tina/Sara/Eric M




c. Publication of Transfer Policies

Laurie/Mike/Bill/Erin




d. Practices for Verification of Student Identity

Ric/Eric K./Yumi




e. Title IV Program Responsibilities:







  1. General program responsibilities

Gilda/Debbie




  1. Financial responsibility requirements

Lisa/Jim P




  1. Default rates

Tina/Ken




  1. Campus Crime Information

Lisa/Rebecca




  1. Athletic Participation and Financial Aid

Tina/Ken




  1. Student Right to Know

Pat/Vicki




  1. Contractual Relationships

Laurie/Fiona/




  1. Consortial Relationships

Laurie/Fiona/Ken




f. Required Information for Students and the Public (Expectations Document in Progress)

Dan/Lilly/Jeremy/David A/Bill




g. Advertising and Recruitment Materials and Other Public Information

Mike/Amy/Paula/Bill




h.Review of Student Outcome Data (at College and Program Level)

John/Patti/Katie/Donna




i. Standing with State and other accreditation agencies

Fiona/Julie




j. Public Notification of Opportunity to Comment

Donna





RECOMMENDATIONS

What

Who is responsible?

By When?

  1. Continue to assess potential to seek program level accreditations (Ongoing)

Dean of Workforce Development

Dean of Arts and Sciences



Report by June, 2014

  1. Determine key individuals to attend HLC Annual Meeting in April, 2014 (February, 2014)

Donna HLC Liaison

February 1, 2014

  1. Continue to monitor opportunities for improvement related to MQA Feedback Report through Cabinet (August 2013, January 2014)

Donna HLC Liaison

Report to Cabinet

August 2013

January 2014


  1. Assess viability of AQIP Action Projects (September, 2013)

Donna HLC Liaison

September, 2013

  1. Facilitate college team to attend AQIP Strategy Forum (If applicable)

Donna HLC Liaison

May 2014

  1. Prepare for and facilitate Quality Check-up visit (April 2-4, 2014)

Donna HLC Liaison

Dean’s Council



On-going

  1. Provide annual updates on program level accreditation activities

Operations Associate Deans

On-going

  1. Communicate results of Checkup Visit to community (April 2014)




Donna HLC Liaison

On-going

GRCC Teaching & Learning Quality Model

August 2013 Update

Accreditation





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