The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools was founded in 1895 for the purpose of establishing close relations between the colleges and secondary schools of the region. Throughout its history, the Association has been committed to the improvement of education at all levels through evaluation.
The Higher Learning Commission and North Central Association of Colleges and Schools evaluate an entire educational organization in terms of its mission through the Self-Study Process by the agency’s standards or criteria. It accredits the organization as a whole. Besides assessing formal educational activities, it evaluates such things as governance and administration, financial stability, admissions and student services, institutional resources, student learning, institutional effectiveness, and relationships with internal and external constituencies.
NCMC, located in Trenton, MO is seeking comments from the public about the College’s preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit on February 27-29 2012, by a team representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation. Electronic comments may be submitted by accessing the following link: http://www.ncahlc.org/information-for-the-public/third-party-comment.html. Letters should be addressed to:
Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution. Comments will not be treated as confidential. Written, signed comments must be received by December 1, 2011. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that due date will be considered. Comments should include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the comments. The Commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether those involve faculty, students, administrators, or members of other groups. Individuals considering submitting complaints against an affiliated institution should request the separate Policy and Procedures for the Consideration of Complaints Made Against Affiliated Institutions from the Commission office.
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