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KKC HLC Self-Study Timeline


Preparing for the Ten Year Comprehensive Visit and Reaffirmation in 2016                              

February 2014                            
  • KKC President charges KKC Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs to carry out self-study​
  • KKC’s HLC Self-Study Steering Committee and HLC Criterion Committees are established through KKC’s Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs

April 2014
KKC’s HLC Self-Study Criterion Committees begin collecting and analyzing data                    

May 2014
KKC President receives letter from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) confirming April 4-5, 2016 as the dates of the HLC team campus visit                    

September 2014
HLC Self-Study plan submitted to KKC’s Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs                    

October 2014
HLC Criterion Committees consult with KKC Vice President for Academic Affairs and HLC Steering Committee on progress                    

October 2014
KKC Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs submits self-study plan to HLC liaison                    

January 2015
HLC Criterion Sub-Committees identify Core Writing Teams for each Criterion                    

March 2015
HLC Criterion Sub-Committees submit initial drafts of criterion reports to HLC self-study steering committee and to the KKC Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs                    

April 2015
HLC Steering Committee and the KKC Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs engages in evaluation of data and reports and analysis            

June 2015
HLC self-study forum involving faculty, staff, and KKC alumni is held in the Great Hall of Kennedy–King College                    

July 2015
KKC’s public Self-Study for the Higher Learning Commission webpage is published                    

September 2015
Series of HLC self-study feedback forums involving students, faculty, staff, and alumni held in the Great Hall of Kennedy-King College      ​                        

November 2015
Draft of Kennedy-King College’s HLC self-study posts online for public comment                    

February 2016      

Kennedy-King College receives the results of the HLC Student Opinion Survey.  Survey results can be found HERE      

March 2016
Kennedy-King College’s final HLC self-study is submitted online to the Higher Learning Commission                   

April 2016
Higher Learning Commission’s comprehensive visit to Kennedy-King College                         

​​June 2016
HLC Peer Review Team provides Assurance Review Feedback to Kennedy-King College                                
August 2016                                
HLC notifies ​Kennedy-King College of the Institutional Actions Council decision to renew the College's accreditation for ten years at its August 15, 2016 meeting, including the option to change accreditation pathways.  The renewal included an interim report requiring the College to address its policy on awarding credits across​ all delivery formats (due November 16, 2016).                               
September 2016                                
  • On September 26, 2016 Kennedy-King College addresses and submits to HLC a revised district-wide policy clarifying its policy for awarding credits across all delivery formats
  • On September 28, 2016 HLC approves and accepts the College's response and revised policy for awarding credits across all delivery formats and the interim report is satisfied.
October 2016                                
Kennedy-King College submits it's pathway confirmation to remain on HLC's Standard Pathway                               

Preparing for the Year Four Evaluation in 2019                              

November 2017                                
Kennedy-King College submits its desired dates to undergo a comprehensive evaluation and site visit as part of the Standard Pathway year four evaluation process.                                
December 2017                               
December 14, 2017, HLC sends Kennedy-King College a letter confirming the scheduled year four evaluation for October 21-22, 2019 (site visit) and September 23, 2019 (assurance argument).                               
February 2018                                
Kennedy-King College confirms it's Criterion Team Co-Chairs and plans to attend the upcoming HLC Conference.                                
April 2018                                
Kennedy-King College Criterion Team Co-Chairs attend the annual HLC Conference.                                
June 2018 - August 2018                                
Kennedy-King College HLC Steering Committee reconvene to begin planning for the year four evaluation and developing a timeline discussing Criterion Team structure and institutional priorities.                                
August 2018                                
Kennedy-King College holds its first "KKC HLC Criterion Team Kick Off Meeting".  The meeting included KKC's HLC Liaison, Dr. Tom Bordenkircher and Criterion Teams reviewed the College's timeline, identified standing dates for Criterion Team Meetings, and reviewed the Team Charter.              
October 2018                                
  • ​October 12, 2018 KKC HLC Steering Committee will discuss College Timeline and participate in a College Awareness​ exercise during the all-campus meeting.
  • October 26, 2018, Criterion Teams will submit Team Charters identifying Criterion Team roles (i.e. Writers, Recorders, etc.)        ​               
November 2018                               
  • November 30, 2018, College will hold its final all-campus meeting of the semester.  KKC HLC Steering Committee will provide the first quarter update to the entire College community.                          
February 2019                               
  • February 28, 2019, Criterion Teams will provide present a quarterly update to KKC's HLC Steering Committee​.  The quarterly update was provided during the February 14, 2019 meeting.
March 2019                    
  • ​March 1, 2019 Criterion Teams will submit the first draft of their sections of the Assurance Argument to the Steering Committee (Original date was Feb 1)
  • March 8-29, 2019, The Steering Committee and KKC will review draft one of the Assurance Argument provide feedback to the Criterion Teams​ (Original timeline was Feb 2 - Feb 22)
April 2019                               
  • April 22 - May 1, 2019 - HLC Student Opinion Survey Period- HLC typically conducts this survey two months prior to the on-site peer review visit with exceptions to institutions whose visit is scheduled in October
  • April  24, 2019, KKC will begin its a Mock Site Visit focused on Faculty Credentials, Syllabi and Website​
  • April 29, 2019, KKC will conduct its full all-college Mock Site Visit at the satellite location, Dawson Technical Institute
May 2019                                  
  • May 1, 2019 KKC will continue its Mock Site Visit focused on Faculty Credentials, Syllabi and Website
  • May 2, 2019 KKC will conduct its full all-college Mock Site Visit at the main campus location
  • May 2, 2019 HLC confirmed the Peer Reviewers responsible for conducting​ the comprehensive review and site visit
  • May 13, 2019, CCC Mock Site Visit Team will provide feedback report to the KKC Leadership Team and HLC Steering Committee​
  • May 17, 2019, Criterion Teams will submit the second draft of their sections of the Assurance Argument to the Steering Committee.  (Original Date was May 3)
  • May 23 - June 14, 2019, The Steering Committee and KKC College Community will review draft two of the Assurance Argument and provide feedback to the Criterion Teams (Original Dates were May 3 - May 24, Second Revision was May 20 - June 7)

June 2019                                
  • June 12, 2019 - July 26, 2019, KKC will conduct a comprehensive website audit

July 2019         
  • July 24 Criterion Teams will submit the third draft of their sections of the Assurance Argument to the Steering Committee
  • July 29 - August 30, KKC HLC  "One Voice" Team will review final draft and review document for consistent voice and format​ (Original Dates were July 22 - July 29, later revised to July 29 - August 2)
August 2019                                         
  • Kennedy-King College receives the results of the HLC Student Opinion Survey.  Survey results can be found​ HERE​
  • August 22, 2019, Criterion Teams will prepare and present final quarterly update to KKC's HLC Steering Committee​
September 2019                                       
  • September 2 - September 13, 2019, KKC President and CCC Leadership Team will review Assurance Argument draft and provide feedback (Original Dates were June 10 - June 21 for President Review and June 22 - July 19 for CCC Leadership Review, later revised to August 5 - August 16)
  • September 23, 2019, KKC will submit its year year four Assurance Argument​ to the HLC Assurance System.
  • KKC Steering Committee will establish the agenda for the HLC Site Visitors
October 2019                                       
  • October 21  - 22, 2019, KKC completed its year four on-site comprehensive visit and evaluation.     
 ​​​​​​​​​December 2019
  • December 4, 2019, Kennedy-King College received a final draft of the HLC team report on their comprehensive evaluation and completed the Institutional Response, accepting the HLC team report.
January 2020
  • January 28, 2020, HLC's Institutional Actions Council IAC reviewed Kennedy-King's Assurance Argument and the HLC's team report.  The IAC accepted the team report, confirming Kennedy-King College met all five HLC criteria.  The IAC also issued an Action with Interim Monitoring, requiring an Interim Report addressing enrollment and financial progress by February 1,2022.
February 2022
  • February 1, 2022, Kennedy-King College will complete and submit an Interim Report to HLC addressing strategies and progress of College's Strategic Enrollment Management Plan.