Information & Documentation


Steering Committee

Criterion Co-Chairs and Committees (5 Criteria)

1. Mission – Co-Chairs: Vice President Stephanie Stuart and Dean Kristin Smigielski

2. Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct – Co-Chairs: Vice President Mike Trame and Julia Hawthorne, Director of Advising Services

3. Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support – Co-Chairs: Vice President Nancy Sutton and
     Dean Morgann Quilty

4. Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement – Co-Chairs: Vice President Nancy Sutton and Carolyn Schwabauer, College Reading Program Director, Exceptions Coordinator

5. Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness – Co-Chairs: Vice President Chris Randles and Joshua Birky, Director of Grants and Special Projects

Support Team

Librarian - Jane Smith
Data Expert - Kevin Knott and IAR
Writing Expert - Matthew Hurt
Critical Reviewer - TBD
Coordinator - Julie Weishar


Additional accreditation information and documentation:

2022 Parkland College Self-Study Report

Division of Health Professions - Accredited Programs

Certification/Licensing Exam Pass Rates for Parkland College Health Professions Programs

2023 Illinois Community College Board Certificate of Recognition - EXTENSION

2022 Quality Initiative Report

2022 Quality Initiative Report Review

2017 Parkland College Assurance Argument

2017 Illinois Community College Board Certificate of Recognition

2012 Parkland College Self-Study Report



HLC Assumed Practices

In addition to creating the self-study document, there are other accreditation-related activities required for the year 10 comprehensive review. One of these is demonstrating that Parkland's policies, procedures, and practices adhere to a set of defined minimum expectations HLC calls “Assumed Practices.” These are not mission-driven or open to individual institutional interpretation as the Criteria are—they are expected practices that each institution must demonstrate.

Federal Compliance Program
Another requirement of the re-accreditation process is the Federal Compliance Program. Some of the topics addressed in the Federal Compliance Program include credits and program length, student complaints, transfer policies, Title IV, advertising and recruitment, relationships with state entities, and third-party comment. The HLC site visit team will conduct an audit to ensure that Parkland College meets the requirements outlined in the Federal Compliance Program.