Central Ohio Technical College has begun to prepare for reaffirmation of its institutional accreditation, which will be completed during the 2018-19 academic year.
In higher education, accreditation is recognition by a certified accrediting body that a college or university meets standards of performance and planning that students and the public can rely upon. In the United States, regional bodies, whose members are higher education institutions, award accreditation through a peer review process. For Ohio, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is the accrediting body.
The HLC reviews colleges and universities every 10 years to ensure that they continue to meet the criteria for accreditation. Accreditation affects many aspects of the college, including financial aid eligibility, course transfers, and the overall value of a degree. COTC has been accredited by the HLC since 1975. A team from the HLC will visit COTC on November 26 and 27, 2018, to evaluate whether the college continues to meet the requirements of accreditation.
FEEDBACK PLEASE! All members of the Central Ohio Technical College community are urged to read the draft criterion chapters of the college's Assurance Argument and the Multi-campus report and pass along their feedback. The college-wide review period will be a three-week period running from January 12 through February 4, 2018. The review manuscripts for each of the criterion chapters and the multi-campus report are available below.
Please submit feedback to Dr. Jackie Parrill via email (Parrill.email@example.com), telephone (740-366-9407), in writing, or in person (Room 1014B, Founders Hall) for:
Please submit feedback to Dr. Lauri White via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), telephone (740-366-9350), in writing, or in person (Room 50C, Hopewell Hall) for:
Criteria 3 – Teaching & Learning: Quality, Resources, & Support
Criteria 4 – Teaching & Learning: Evaluation & Improvement
This page provides current information on the reaffirmation process.