The Higher Learning Commission (a commission of the North Central Association) evaluates an entire organization and accredits it as a whole. It assesses formal educational activities and also evaluates governance and administration, financial stability, admissions and student personnel services, resources, student academic achievement, organizational effectiveness, and relationships with outside constituencies. Full Introduction (PDF)
Current Accreditation Notification from HLC (2009)
Report of a Comprehensive Evaluation Visit
Criteria (as of 2009)
Criterion 1: Mission and Integrity
Casper College operates with integrity to ensure the fulfillment of its mission through structures and processes that involve the board, administration, faculty, staff, and students.
Criterion 2: Preparing for the Future
Casper College's allocation of resources and its processes for evaluation and planning demonstrate its capacity to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its education, and respond to future challenges and opportunities.
Criterion 3: Student Learning and Effective Training
Casper College provides evidence of student learning and teaching effectiveness that demonstrates it is fulfilling its educational mission.
Criterion 4: Acquisition, Discovery and Application of Knowledge
Casper College promotes a life of learning for its faculty, administration, staff, and students by fostering and supporting inquiry, creativity, practice, and social responsibility in ways consistent with its mission.
Criterion 5: Engagement and Service
As called for by its mission, Casper College identifies its constituencies and serves them in ways both value.
In the 1999 report, the accreditation team found the following strengths, challenges, and recommendations for Casper College.
Employee feedback on the Accreditation process, January 2009
"With a mission of student success, Casper College provides educational opportunities to improve quality of life and sustainable community building and citizenship. The college is a premier public comprehensive two-year institution that provides academic transfer, vocational, continuing education and basic skills education for the citizens of Casper, Natrona County, the State of Wyoming and the World."
- Complete Appendices (PDF version printed in the Study submittal)
- Complete e-Appendices (electronic versions submitted to Committee)
- Strategic Plan (complete) - e102 (PDF)
- Student Code of Conduct - e105 (PDF)
- Campus Master Plan - e108 (PDF)
- Community College Code - e109 (PDF)
- Advisory Board Master List - e115 (Excel doc)
- Outlook (2007) - e201 (PDF)
- CC Strategic Plan (1998) - e209 (PDF)
- Planning (2001) - e210 (PDF)
- Health Services - e307 (PDF)
- ABE/GED 2007-2008 - e312 (PDF)
- SAB-IM Participation - e410 (Excel doc)
- Service Learning - e411 (PDF)
- Environmental Scan - e501 (PDF)
- Paramedic Survey - e502 (PDF)
- Partnerships 2008 - e503 (PDF)
- Facilities Usage (1 year) - e507 (PDF)
- Employees' Community Involvement - e508 (PDF)
- Campus Climate Survey - e509 (PDF)
- Puzzle survey - e510 (PDF)