HLC Comprehensive Quality Review - April 22 & 23, 2019

Higher Learning Commission
Comprehensive Quality Review
of Cincinnati State
Monday, Apr. 22 & Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Review Team that is visiting the College requested several meetings to discuss how Cincinnati State operates with a continuous quality mindset, and in alignment with the five HLC Accreditation Criteria and core components, programmatic accreditation criteria, and federal regulations.
 
Review Team members are listed at the bottom of this page.

Meetings open to the College community:
 

Mon., Apr. 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m. - Session M7 – Criteria One and Two Open Forum - Main Bldg. Conference Center Rooms 344-346

Topics: Focus on fulfilling the institution’s mission, diversity, student and faculty involvement in community & society, ethics, and fair polices & procedures.

  • Session scope covers all aspects of College operation from Board of Trustee structures to the delegation of operations to faculty, staff, and student responsibilities.
     
  • Explore how the mission is created, maintained, publicly articulated, and used to guide institutional operations in ways that serve the public good and communities served.
     
  • Explore how the institution acts with integrity as it guides all operations with ethical and responsible conduct.


Mon., Apr. 22, 2:45-3:45 p.m. - Session M8 – Criteria Three and Four Open Forum - Main Bldg. Conference Center Rooms 344-346

Topics: Focuses on the quality of the academic programs, curriculum development, qualifications of faculty, program review, availability of courses, advising, assessment of student learning, and retention.

  • Faculty, staff, and others involved in curriculum design/delivery; support services; assessment of student and program outcomes; and monitoring student retention, persistence, and completion are welcome to attend.
     
  • Explore how the College provides high quality programs to students wherever and however educational offerings are provided (on campus, off-campus, and online).
     
  • Explore relevant co-curricular and other student support services available and how those services are appropriate to the needs of students.
     
  • Explore how the College demonstrates responsibility for the quality of its programs, learning environments, and support services and how it evaluates the effectiveness of programs and services through processes designed to promote continuous improvement.


Mon., Apr. 22, 4-5 p.m. - Session M9 – Criterion Five and Future Open Forum - Main Bldg. Conference Center Rooms 344-346

Topics: Focus on finances, strategic planning, future institutional plans, and institutional effectiveness.

  • All stakeholders involved or interested in institutional planning topics are welcome to attend.
     
  • Explore how the College’s resources, structures, and processes are sufficient to fulfill the mission, improve the quality of educational offerings, and respond to future challenges and opportunities.
     
  • Address the College’s processes for systematic and integrated planning including monitoring institutional growth through the Strategic Plan on the basis of understanding current capacity.


Mon., Apr. 22, 4-5 p.m. - Session M10 – Drop-in Session - President's Dining Room (ATLC 244, inside the Summit Restaurant)

Topics: An open drop-in session to give students, faculty and staff members, and external stakeholders the opportunity to speak with Review Team members privately to provide positive comments, ask questions, or express concerns.


Tues., Apr. 23, 8-8:50 a.m. - Session M14 – Drop-in Session - President's Dining Room (ATLC 244, inside the Summit Restaurant)

Topics: An open drop-in session to give students, faculty and staff members, and external stakeholders the opportunity to speak with Review Team members privately to provide positive comments, ask questions, or express concerns.


Review Team members:

  • Dr. Margaret A. Swanson, Team Chair - Former Provost (Retired), Dean of Health Careers, Program Director and Faculty, Respiratory Therapy, Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL
     
  • Laurie A. Gruel - Senior Director for Institutional Planning and Grants, San Juan College, Aztec, NM
     
  • Dr. Linda Lujan - College President, Lamar Community College, Lamar, CO
     
  • Scott Kuttenkuler - Vice President for Student Affairs, Southeast Arkansas College, Pine Bluff, AR
     
  • Dr. Allan Levandowski - HVAC Engineering Technology CTE Instructor, College of Lake County, Rockford, IL
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