This week's 1st NCA fact of the day: The NCA evaluation assures the value of credits earned at SCC, meaning courses taken for credit at SCC will be accepted in transfer by other colleges provided they are appropriate to the degree sought. (See note: "NCA Self-Study Trivia Contests!" to find out why this is important & ...how you could win a $10 Buffalo Wild Wings gift card & eventually a $50 iTunes gift card!)
This week's second NCA fact of the day: The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). (Again, see our note from yesterday on why you should be writing this down for a chance to win a $10 Buffalo Wild Wings gift card, or a $50 iTunes gift card!)
This week's second NCA fact of the day: The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
Today's NCA fact of the day: The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) uses two major processes, institutional self-study and peer evaluation, to build its comprehensive evaluations for initial and continued accreditation. (Write this down for a chance to win a $10 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings tomorrow!)
This week's last NCA fact of the day: SCC has the privilege to plan and conduct the self-study process in a way that leads to its own preferred continuous improvement yet still adheres to the Criteria for Accreditation guidelines.
The two goals of the NCA self-study are to: 1) Integrate the self-study findings into our strategic planning, budgeting and assessment processes and 2) To share findings with the college community and initiate organizational improvement.
Today's NCA fact: Another goal of the self-study process is to evaluate the college's effectiveness in realizing our vision, accomplishing our mission and demonstrating our values.
Today's NCA fact: The last time SCC was evaluated by the NCA and the Higher Learning Commission was 2002.
Today's NCA fact: A team of five administrators and staff from other colleges that are members of NCA will be selected by the HLC and NCA to be the consultant evaluators who will validate SCC's self-study report in November 2011.
This week's last NCA fact of the day: To prepare for the NCA visit in November 2011, SCC must produce a self-study of the institution for review by the NCA team prior to their visit.
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