Tuesday, April 19, 2011

MCC participates in HLC conference

Fifteen MCC faculty members and administrators spent part of last week focused on specific tactics to improve quality in higher education when they attended the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association's 116th annual conference in Chicago.

Attendees at the HLC NCA's conference included (back row, l-r) Felipe Leon, Tristan Londre, Kimberly Glackin, Tammy May, Paul Long, Fran Padow, Anne Dvorak, Penny Tepesch and Tom Wheeler; (front row, l-r) Mindy McCallum, Cynthia Proctor, Kristy Bishop and Lisa Bonneau. Not pictured: Greg Sanford and Leo Hirner.
The conference, held April 8-12, provided information on both MCC's quality assurance requirement and training for the district's pathways improvement project for accreditation.

"There was a strong focus on finding systematic, cost effective, sustainable methods for measuring student learning," said Kristy Bishop, MCC's director of research and institutional assessment.

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