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Parkland College Requests Community Feedback

Parkland College seeks community feedback for Higher Learning Commission re-accreditation visit

Parkland College invites community feedback on its institutional self-study report as the college prepares for re-accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission this fall.

The self-study document, available at parkland.edu/hlc2022, describes how Parkland College meets all HLC standards. Parkland has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a US Department of Education-recognized accreditor of post-secondary, degree-granting institutions in the United States, since 1972. The 10-year re-accreditation cycle features creation of a self-study document and re-evaluation.

Year 10 of the accreditation process, now underway, includes the comprehensive evaluation and an HLC peer review visit on November 14 and 15, 2022. Parkland's HLC Steering Committee has been responsible for preparing the required materials and informing internal and external audiences of the process.

Community members of District 505 are encouraged to comment on Parkland College's success in meeting the following HLC criteria: Mission; Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct; Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support; Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement; and Institutional Effectiveness, Resources, and Planning.

Feedback can be provided through an anonymous online survey until September 2, 2022. Participants do not need to review the entire self-study draft; they are welcome to select one or two criteria they are interested in or familiar with. All constructive feedback is welcome.

Further information about the re-accreditation process and links to the self-study document and feedback form are available at parkland.edu/hlc2022.

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