Northern Wyoming Community College District is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
Phone: (800) 621-7440 / (312) 263-0456
Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)
NWCCD has participated in the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC) Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Pathway to Accreditation since February 2005. This pathway is based on principles of continuous quality improvement, which is the foundation for all planning and ongoing efforts to fulfill NWCCD’s mission of student success.
We document our commitment to continuous improvement in our Systems Portfolio and various reports, as well as through our AQIP Action Projects and Strategic Planning. Evidence of institutional health and effectiveness can be found in our Institutional Scorecard, and more detailed measures are reported in our Systems Portfolio.
For more information please contact:
Whitney Building, Administration Wing
Sheridan, WY 82801
AQIP Systems Portfolio
Every four years NWCCD submits its Systems Portfolio to the Higher Learning Commission’s Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) for review and feedback by a panel of peers. Our most current portfolio, Systems Portfolio 2017, can be found below.
Employees may access earlier Systems Portfolios and other AQIP-related documents from within MyNWCCD on our AQIP Archive page.
AQIP Action Projects
Action Projects are specific, time-limited initiatives focused on improvement related to our continuous quality initiative or our strategic plan. Each project requires broad engagement from across the appropriate college area(s).
- Fostering a Culture of Inquiry Declaration: Common Language and Faculty Participation
Proposed timeline: December 1, 2016—September 1, 2017
For more information contact Dr. Leah Barrett, firstname.lastname@example.org, 307-675-0121
- Assessing and Evaluating General Education Course Requirements
Proposed timeline: October 2016 – February 2018
For more information contact Dr. Rich Hall, email@example.com, 307-675-0821
- NWCCD Supervisors Training
Proposed timeline: April 2016—August 2019
For more information contact Cheryl Heath, firstname.lastname@example.org, 307-675-0811
A complete Action Project Directory is available on the Higher Learning Commission website.
Follow the link above to the Higher Learning Commission website to access archived NWCCD AQIP projects. Instructions to navigate the HLC site are as follows:
- Accreditation>AQIP>Action Projects
- Click on the Search link to the AQIP Action Project Directory Archive
- In the Institution drop down menu, select Northern Wyoming Community College District
- Click the Find Projects Button
- All archived Action Projects from NWCCD will list with links to view individual projects
Additional Program Accreditation and Memberships
NWCCD’s Nursing Program is approved by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Certification is available in some technical programs through state and national program accreditation.
The College maintains institutional memberships in the American Association of Community Colleges, Council of North Central Two‐Year Colleges, the National Junior College Athletic Association, and other professional organizations.