Accreditation Timeline

LTC's Accreditation History and Status

Timeline

Requirement

1970

Correspondent Status Granted

1971-72

Formal Application for Affiliation Filed after Completion of Status Study

1972-73

North Central Association (NCA)Visit
Accreditation Candidacy Received

1975-76

Self-Study Conducted

1976-77

NCA Site Visit to Validate Self-Study
Five-Year Accreditation Confirmed

1980-81

Self-Study Conducted

1981-82

NCA Site Visit

1982-83

Ten-Year Accreditation Granted

1988-89

Self-Study Conducted

1991-92

NCA Site Visit

1992-93

Ten-Year Accreditation Granted

2000-01

Accepted for AQIP-Academic Quality Improvement Project

Granted Accreditation Status through 2007-08
Strategy Forum I

2006-07

Quality Checkup Visit

2007-08

Reaffirmation of Accreditation Granted through 2014-15

2014-15

Site Visit, Reaffirmation of Accreditation through 2025

Transitioned to Open Pathway Process, June 2015

Summary of Academic Quality Improvement Project Events 2004-2014

2004-05

Systems Portfolio
Systems Appraisal Feedback

2001-05

AQIP Action Projects
1. Quality & Accessible Learning-Prepare Learners to Adapt to Changing Technology-Helping Students Learn
2. Enrollment Management—Retention Rate Improvement for Program Students-Understanding Student and Stakeholder Needs
3. Create Staff Training Plan to Include Technology/Quality Improvement Competencies-Valuing People

2005-06

AQIP Action Projects
1. Work Ready-Helping Students Learn
2. Integrated Planning-Planning Continuous Improvement
3. Student Success-Understanding Students’ and Other
Strategy Forum II

2006-07

AQIP Action Projects
Systems Portfolio Update
Federal Compliance Information Prepared
Quality Checkup Visit

2007-08

AQIP Action Project
1. Assessment of Student Learning
2. Budget and Planning Process Improvement
3. Enrollment Management – Applied to Admit Process Improvement
4. Improve High School Relations
Reaffirmation of Accreditation Granted through 2014-15

2008-09

AQIP Action Projects
1. Assessment of Student Learning
2. Budget and Planning Process Improvement
3. Enrollment Management – Applied to Admit Process Improvement
4. Improve High School Relations
Systems Portfolio
Quality Website Updated
Systems Appraisal Feedback

2009-10

AQIP Action Projects
1. Assessment of Student Learning
2. Budget and Planning Process Improvement
3. Enrollment Management – Applied to Admit Process Improvement
4. Improve High School Relations
5. Department to Department Communication Process Improvement Team
Strategy Forum III

2010-11

AQIP Action Projects
1. Communication Action Plan
2. Student Retention
3. Assessment of Student Learning

2011-12

AQIP Action Projects
1. Assessment of Student Learning-Implementation
2. Design Educational Pathways
3. Student Retention
Systems Portfolio Updates

2012-13

AQIP Action Projects
1. Improve Graduation Rates
2. Design Educational Pathways
3. Revitalize Quality Improvement
Systems Portfolio
Systems Appraisal Feedback

2013-14

AQIP Action Projects
1. Core Abilities Baseline
2. Improve Graduation Rates-Phase 2
3. Continuous Improvement-Systems Appraisal Feedback
Strategy Forum
Quality Checkup Visit

2014-15

AQIP Action Projects
a. Continuous Improvement-Systems Appraisal Feedback
b. Core Abilities Phase 2
c. Develop a process to identify targets using benchmarks.

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