Mohave Community College received high praise, along with official notice of reaccreditation, from the professional team that completed its reaccreditation visit and assessment.
(Media-Newswire.com) - Mohave Community College received high praise, along with official notice of reaccreditation, from the professional team that completed its reaccreditation visit and assessment.
Dr. Charles Guengerich, who visited MCC as part of the review team sent to evaluate the college, said at the conclusion of the site visit in September 2012 that the college went “above and beyond” during the accreditation process and praised MCC’s Board of Governors, President Dr. Michael Kearns and the MCC “team.”
“The staff here goes the extra mile to make this a first-class institution,” Guengerich said. “You have a great institution. Great institutions don’t come from great facilities. You can have the most beautiful buildings in the world, but if you don’t have faculty, staff and administration who care, it’s meaningless. What you have is faculty, staff and administration committed to student success.”
MCC first received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission in 1981 and has retained its accreditation since then through HLC renewal evaluations every 10 years. It will be in the 2022-2023 academic year when MCC goes through the process again. Accreditation provides the public with confirmation that an institution is meeting its mission through an extensive, overall evaluation by a professional team.
The accreditation process included a comprehensive self-study, a site visit by an HLC peer review team and preparation of widespread evidence proving that MCC is future-orientated, learning-focused, connected and distinctive. MCC was assessed as having met or surpassed standards and expectations set forth by the accrediting agency.
Guengerich praised MCC’s financial management and planning processes while highlighting the college’s facility, program and faculty growth during a time when other colleges across the nation were pulling back due to tough economic times.
“This institutional endeavor began three years ago when faculty and staff began preparing and planning for writing the self-study,” said Kearns. “It was remarkable to see how far we have come since MCC was last accredited. In the last decade, MCC faculty, staff and administration has consistently met specific goals, tracked progress of new programs and used feedback to evaluate strategies.
“With our new Strategic Plan and reaccreditation, MCC will continue moving toward its mission to be a learning-centered college, serving all constituencies, inspiring excellence through innovation and empowering students to succeed.”
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