I am pleased to share that yesterday Paradise Valley Community College was informed that our institutional accreditation – as awarded by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) – has been reaffirmed and the college’s next comprehensive evaluation will take place in the 2024-25 academic year.
As a Learning-Centered College, the overarching goal of our Self-Study process was to affirm, assess, and evaluate our systemic effectiveness in achieving exemplary levels of deep student learning and success in the context of a collaborative community. The announcement of our reaffirmation attests to the importance and efficacy of the core Learning-Centered values.
Again it is my pleasure to thank the more than 200 members of the PVCC community who interacted with the visiting HLC team in November, 2014, as well as the teams leading the college’s self-study process.
The evaluators identified a number of strengths, including the college’s assessment of student learning outcomes, commitment to diversity, and the integration of the strategic planning process.
HLC also approved PVCC to offer distance education courses and programs, and voted the college eligible to participate in the HLC Open Pathway program for reaffirmation of accreditation.