Washtenaw Community College
Higher Learning Commission Self-Study

About the HLC Visit

October 12-14, 2009

For the last two years, Washtenaw Community College has been undergoing an extensive self-study to prepare for its reaccreditation evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. As part of this process, WCC will be visited by an HLC consultant-evaluator team on October 12-14, 2009.

The HLC team will consist of eight faculty and administrators from institutions from across the country. During the visit, the team will verify items in the Self-Study Report (PDF, 2.9MB), observe various areas of the college, and will have conversations with a wide range of WCC students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members. At the end of their visit, the team will provide an exit summary of their findings and preliminary recommendations. The team will later submit a final report to the HLC Board for approval.

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to be part of this effort by reading the Self-Study Report (PDF, 2.9MB), as well as by welcoming the HLC team to our campus and sharing with them your thoughts about WCC if given the opportunity. Please especially note the open meeting times for various groups listed below, which are opportunities for the campus community to engage with the HLC team while they are here. We are proud of the work that so many at the college have accomplished as part of the self-study effort, and look forward to continuing to improve as an institution as a result of this process.

Meet the HLC Consultant-Evaluator Team

View the HLC Visit Schedule

Open Meeting Times (refreshments served at all meetings):

Date Group / Time / Location
Monday, October 12 All Faculty Open Meeting
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Morris Lawrence Building Room 101
Tuesday, October 13 All Office Professional / Technical (OPT) Meeting
8:30-9:15 a.m.
Morris Lawrence Building Room 101 / 103 / 123
All Custodial / Maintenance Open Meeting
8:30-9:15 a.m.
Morris Lawrence Building Rooms 105 / 121
All Administrative Staff Open Meeting
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Morris Lawrence Building Room 101
All Student Open Meeting
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Garrett's (Student Center Building First Floor)