HLC Campus Visit


2017 HLC Reaffirmation of Accreditation Process

HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States and conducts a full review of accreditation every eight to 10 years. The next periodic evaluation of Minneapolis College  occurs this spring, with a site visit from March 20-22, 2017. Minneapolis College has been accredited since 1977.

To prepare for this visit and make our case for HLC reaffirmation of accreditation, the College submitted a Systems Portfolio in November 2015. The Portfolio was reviewed for evidence of meeting HLC's five Criteria for Accreditation and for using the 6 AQIP continuous improvement categories.


Peer Review

March 20-22, 2017, a peer review team from the Higher Learning Commission will visit Minneapolis College . Peer review in accreditation is based on the fundamental assumption that quality in higher education is best served when peers in higher education, informed by standards created and applied by professionals in higher education, make team-based judgments about institutional quality using multiple types of evidence. Peer reviewers are "peers" who review institutional quality because they understand higher education, are interested in quality processes and want to see improvement throughout higher education institutions.

The Visit

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