A Message From the President
Welcome to the Paradise Valley Community College’s Self-Study web site. The Self-Study process serves as the foundation for the reaffirmation of our accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC). This website provides you with an overview of the critical steps and milestones of the process as we successfully move toward our site visit in the Fall of 2014 or Spring of 2015.
As a Learning-Centered College, the overarching goal of the Self-Study process is to affirm, assess, and evaluate our systemic effectiveness in achieving exemplary levels of deep student learning and success in the context of a collaborative community. The process is both summative in terms of our accomplishments and institutional improvements since the last Self-Study in 2004, as well as evaluative in terms of areas where we need to show continued improvement.
The accreditation Self-Study provides the opportunity to formally assess how well we are accomplishing our mission of helping people transform their lives. I encourage you to explore the HLC website to become familiar with the process and opportunities for participation.
Paul A. Dale