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PCC welcomes public input in accreditation review

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PORTLAND, Ore. – This spring, Portland Community College will host an 18-member visiting evaluation team from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities for its 10-year comprehensive self-study for re-accreditation.The comprehensive review, required by the U.S. Department of Education, is set for April 18-20. PCC currently enjoys current accreditation status through the commission, which will conduct the review visit. The last comprehensive evaluation for reaffirmation of accreditation was in 1995. The college has had interim and progress reports, visits and evaluations in 1997, 2000, 2001 and 2003. The public is encouraged to send comments directly to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities at 8060 165th Avenue, N.E., Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981. Comments must be received no later than Friday, March 18.Portland Community College is a multi-campus system covering a 1,500-square-mile college district in northwest Oregon. The college is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon. It offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning. The college serves approximately 83,000 full- and part-time students each year.

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James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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