Dear Friends of Northeast Community College,
Northeast Community College is in the final stages of preparing for our reaccreditation visit from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which will take place on October 21-23, 2013. As a part of the reaccreditation process, Northeast has completed a self-study that includes a thorough evaluation of our processes and a review of data to ensure that we are fulfilling our mission and purposes toward our stakeholders - our students, our partners, our community members, and our Governing Board.
The self-study process is an opportunity for us to “tell our story” in a report in which we formally evaluate our student learning outcomes, the services we provide, our operations, and how we use data and other measures of effectiveness to improve the College. The self-study document highlights the many accomplishments that Northeast has achieved over the past ten years, as well as identifying opportunities for improvement. As we move forward to the next phase of this very important process and prepare for the visit from our evaluation team, I want to thank everyone for their dedication to Northeast Community College and our students. I believe our theme for our self-study process reflects our collective commitment to ongoing review and advancement in meeting the needs of our many stakeholders.
Building excellence involves looking at our strengths and challenges and determining the next steps for Northeast. I am very pleased with the work of the Steering Committee, including the leadership of Mary Honke and John Blaylock during this process. The efforts involved in completing the self-study process will assist in providing a roadmap for Northeast Community College faculty and staff as we continue to build excellence in our educational programming, our student support services, and throughout our institution.
We are looking forward to a productive and successful Higher Learning Commission reaccreditation visit. If you have any questions or comments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael R. Chipps, Ph.D.