AR 3200: Accreditation

Mt. Hood Community College shall monitor its compliance with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) Standards for Accreditation and follow NWCCU policies. All collective bargaining agreements, policies and procedures, initiatives, and projects shall be viewed through the lens of accreditation standards and policies. The college Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) shall be responsible for consulting with NWCCU whenever there appears to be a misalignment to identify solutions.

Accreditation Status
The college shall represent its accreditation status on its website and in various college publications based on its current accreditation status and the language conferred by the accrediting agency.

Enabling Compliance
All units shall be guided by the ALO to complete an assessment on meeting accreditation standards once every two years. Data shall be analyzed by the Accreditation Steering Committee (ASC), and training shall be developed to address deficiencies. The ALO, with the support of the ASC, shall ensure that relevant information on accreditation status and accreditation requirements are shared campus-wide quarterly.

Approved: 8/29/23

References: NWCCU Standard 1.B.1