Comprehensive Quality Review
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) conducts a Comprehensive Quality Review (CQR) as part of our reaffirmation of accreditation process. The CQR is a visit by three "peer reviewers" who engage the college in discussions about its Action Projects, initiatives featured in the Systems Portfolio, and strategies designed through the Strategy Forum.
The CQR team also will review results from any concerns or issues raised in the last Systems Appraisal, particularly in relation to the Criteria for Accreditation and Core Components. The team may also handle a review of multi-campuses, distance education, and federal documentation.
A key feature of the visit is the requirement for NNMC to publish basic information about the visit in appropriate publications and invite the public to provide written comments to HLC which are forwarded to the visit reviewers.
The final report of the CQR visit team and the documentation that informs the report (e.g., past Systems Portfolios and Appraisals, Action Projects Updates/Review information, federal documentation, etc.) serve as the basis for reaffirming NNMC's accreditation.
- Affirming accuracy of NNMC's Systems Portfolio
- Reviewing Action Projects
- Addressing NNMC's response to the Systems Appraisal feedback report
- Assuring continuing organizational quality improvement commitment
- Confirming NNMC's compliance with accreditation expectations
- Counseling NNMC concerning issues that require immediate attention
- Reviewing and updating the relationship between NNMC and HLC
The next CQR is scheduled for April 25-27, 2016. The Comprehensive Quality Review is two and one-half days and replaces the Quality Checkup visit. NNMC has prepared the following materials for the CQR:
The Systems Portfolios cover the nine (now six) AQIP Categories, describing processes, results, and improvement in each system, and shows evidence that the college continues to meet HLC's five Criteria for Accreditation.