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

Mission Development
Policy 101.00 Mission Statement and Commitments
Mission and Related Statements
2019 EMSI Economic Impact Report

Strategic Planning at Cowley College

Opportunities for Civic Engagement through Cocurricular Activities

Criteria 2. Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct

Governance at Cowley College

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)
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 Learnng: 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)

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