Quality Standards at Cowley College

Meeting the Higher Learning Commission's Criteria

This Page is a Work in Progress

Criteria 1. Mission

Mission Development and Commitment to the Public Good

1.A.1. Procedure 101 - Mission and Related Statements
1.A.1. Strategic Planning at Cowley College
1.A.1. Mission Alignment in Strategic Planning
1.A.1. 2021 Fall Board of Trustee 2022 2025 Strategic Plan Mission Reaffirmation with Meeting Minutes
1.A.2. Policy 101.00 Mission and Related Statements
1.A.2. Publication of Mission and Related Statements
Mission Driven Community Engagement and Support
2023 Economic Impact Study

Mission as a Foundation for Operations

1.A.1. Measuring Employee Satisfaction with Mission Development 2024
1.A.2. Guiding Action through Mission 2019 2020 Spring Presidential Update
Board of Trustee Handbook
Employee Handbook

Articulating Mission through Public Information
            1.A.5. Communicating Mission through Strategic Planning

Opportunities for Civic Engagement through Co-curricular Activities

Criteria 2. Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct

Governance at Cowley College

2.A.1. Policies & Procedures Governing Mission
2.A.1. Cowley College 2022 2025 Strategic Plan
2.A.2. Integrating Measures of Integrity through Student Satisfaction Feedback
Policy 111.00 Employee Code of Conduct

Board of Trustees

Integrity in Administrative Functions

Administrative Policies (Series 100.00)
Hiring Practices

Integrity in Data Use
Secure and Private Data

Integrity in Academic Functions<

Administrative Policies (Series 200.00)
Policy 206.00 Academic Freedom 
Academic Honesty
College Catalog
Assuring Student Privacy
Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information
Master Agreement
Policy 263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
Integrity of Research (IRB)

Integrity in Financial Functions

Business Services Council Policies (Series 100.00)

Financial Stability: Policy 113.00 Reserve Funds
2022 Fiscal Year Audit

Criteria 3. Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support

Global Learning Outcomes (GLO)
Appropriately Qualified Instructors
Processes and Resources to Support Teaching and Learning

Professional Development Day
Faculty Development

Services that Support Student Success

Academic Advising
Renn Memorial Library
Tiger Learning Center
Upward Bound TRiO Program

Criteria 4. Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement

Academic Program Review
Assessment of Student Learning: Global Learning Outcomes (GLO)
Transcription of Credits from Other Institutions and Other Forms of Prior Learning

Policy 260.00 Transfer Coursework
Policy 264.00 Credit for Previous Military Services
Policy 265.00 Credit for Prior Learning

Specialized Accreditation
Using Information about Student Retention, Persistence and Completion

Good Practice in Data Collection and Analysis: Accountability and Institutional Measures (AIM)
Completion, Transfer Out and Success Rates (Student Consumer Act)

Student Learning in the Co-Curricular
            4.B.1. Athletic Student Success at Cowley College 2023

Criteria 5. Institutional Effectiveness, Resources and Planning

Budgeting and the Monitoring of Finances
Shared Governance at Cowley College
Strategic Planning
Systematic Improvement in Operations
Using Data to Reach Informed Decisions: AIM