Sinclair Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools. The criteria for this accreditation are explicit about the centrality of student learning and the college’s obligation to “create a culture of assessment” to verify and expand this learning. The department review process is intended to help the college come into full compliance with NCA standards by strengthening our existing assessment of student learning and establishing patterns of evidence over time.
The greatest value in the program/department review process is the department’s self-study process: what the department learns about its work with students and how the department makes changes to improve student learning in the future. The self-study process is the responsibility of all faculty in the department, with the chairperson serving to lead and coordinate this process.
Follow the links on the left to find out more information about Program / Department Review for each of the academic areas.