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Accreditation - Community College


State accreditation of Iowa community colleges confirms each college is offering students quality services and services consistent with state standards.  Accreditation assures the public that its tax-supported educational institutions are operating at expected levels of efficiency and effectiveness.

Community College Accreditation and Accountability Committee Report

Final Report on Accreditation and Accountability


Community College Accreditation Guidance Documents

Guidance documents were developed by the division to provide concise guidance, along with related excerpts from Iowa Administrative Code, to assist the community colleges in preparing for the state accreditation process.  Each guidance document discusses the evidential items that reviewers will be looking for and provides actual wording you may use in your college material to demonstrate compliance.

Iowa Community Colleges State Accreditation Guide - Fiscal Year 2012

Facility Plan Requirements

SYP Instructor Background Checks

Non-Discrimination Statements


Team Member Training Webcasts

This series of six webcasts provide training, guidance, and expectations for team members participating on Community College Accreditation Visits.

Presentation Slides for all six webcasts

Transcript for all six webcasts

Part I - Accreditation Overview (3:04)

Part II - State Accreditation (1:22)

4 Phases - State Evaluation (3:04)

Part III - The Review Team (5:52)

Part IV - State Evaluation - HLC Criteria (3:15)

Part V - State Accreditation Report (3:57)

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 01, 2015 at 3:53pm.