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PCC welcomes public input in accreditation review

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Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) will perform a comprehensive accreditation visit to Portland Community College (PCC) on April 27-29th, 2022 virtually, via the Zoom meeting platform. The purpose is to evaluate PCC’s compliance with NWCCU accreditation standards and policies. During the visit, an NWCCU evaluation team will be meeting with students, faculty, staff and the PCC Board of Directors.

Prior to this evaluation visit, members of the public may provide comment on PCC’s qualifications for accreditation. To be considered, all comments must be signed and delivered to NWCCU thirty days prior to the visit (March 28, 2022). Comments should be addressed to:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Ave NE, Ste 100
Redmond, WA 98502

Signed comments are forwarded, as received, to PCC, the evaluation committee, and NWCCU.

PCC is currently regionally accredited through NWCCU and last had its accreditation reaffirmed in 2016. In March 2021, PCC completed the Year Six Policies, Regulations, and Financial Review (PPFR) Report. In 2016, PCC completed the Year One Evaluation of the current accreditation cycle. A Mid-Cycle Evaluation was completed in 2018. PCC’s Year-Seven Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness Report will be submitted to NWCCU in early March, 2022, and will be posted on PCC’s website prior to the evaluation visit.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, is the Public Relations Manager at Portland Community College. A graduate of Portland State University, James has worked as a section editor for the Newberg Graphic, Wo... more »