HLC Criteria for Accreditation
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) uses five criteria to evaluate how well Parkland College is performing—Mission; Integrity; Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support; Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement; and Institutional Effectiveness, Resources, and Planning. To achieve continued accreditation, Parkland College must adhere to the criteria for accreditation set by the Higher Learning Commission.
Each criterion, its main subcomponents, and examples of how Parkland College meets the criterion are listed below. For a further explanation of criteria subcomponents, please consult the HLC Criteria for Accreditation page at: hlcommission.org/Policies/criteria-and-core-components.html