PCC Addresses Probation
On April 6, 2013 PCC's accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), placed the College on probation due to several concerns identified in their Action Letter to the College. While on probation, the College remains fully accredited. An Accreditation FAQ provides information on probation. Pima is committed to addressing all concerns of our accrediting agency, and in the process improving and strengthening the College.
Nov. 15, 2013: All Self-Study teams met at the 29th Street Center from 3:30-5 p.m. on Friday, November 15 for a progress report and to learn about the Fast-Action Teams that have been established to implement changes so that the College is fully in compliance with HLC requirements.
Oct. 10-31, 2013: Provost Migler and other administrators from the Provost's Office will hold a series of hour-long forums at each of the campuses.
- Downtown Campus, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. - noon
- Northwest Campus, Oct. 10, 4 - 5 p.m.
- Desert Vista Campus, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. - noon
- West Campus, Oct. 24, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
- Community Campus, Oct. 30, 9 - 10 a.m.
- East Campus, Oct. 31, 1 - 2 p.m.
Sept. 26, 2013: In an email to employees, Provost Migler announces that Phase 1 of the Self-Study has been completed and provides additional information on the Self-Study process.
Sept. 20, 2013: Provost Migler provides a video update on our Self-Study progress.
Key Actions Identified by the HLC
The HLC identified specific problems as well as activities that the College must undertake to show that we are addressing concerns. Complete details are provided in the Action Letter received from the HLC. Some of the key actions include:
- a monitoring report filed no later than August 1, 2013, outlining Pima's plan to conform with HLC practices relating to complaints and grievance procedures, and to faculty oversight of curriculum.
- a comprehensive self-study report by July 2014, or eight weeks before the HLC’s comprehensive evaluation visit. The self-study must provide evidence that PCC has resolved the concerns of the HLC and meets the HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.
- a comprehensive site visit by an HLC evaluation team in Fall 2014. In February 2015, the HLC Board will meet to determine whether the College can be removed from probation.
Questions? Send email to Accred-Questions@pima.edu