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Wichita Area Technical College HLC Re-Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Review

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

Wichita Area Technical College is preparing for re-accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC-NCA), which is scheduled for February 24-26, 2014.

The college began a thorough and comprehensive self-study in February 2012 to examine and analyze its processes and procedures and to provide evidence on five criteria for accreditation. The criteria are Mission, Integrity; Ethical and Responsible Conduct, Teaching and Learning; Quality Resources and Support, Teaching and Learning; Evaluation and Improvement of Resources and Planning and Institutional Effectiveness.

Preparing for our institutional re-accreditation requires the support and assistance from all programs and units on campus. Currently there are over 100 instructors, staff and administrative employees working through the self-study process. If you would like to participate, please contact Sheree Utash, WATC’s self-study coordinator to join in.

Accreditation is a process that evaluates quality and provides a road map for institutional improvements. It assures students that their academic programs meet nationally recognized standards. Accreditation is required for WATC to receive federal funds for student financial aid.

 2014 Self-Study