Schedule for the October, 26-27, 2020 Higher Learning Commission Comprehensive Evaluation Visit

September 28, 2020

By: RRCC Director of Academic Services, Tammy Cook

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) will be conducting a Year-4 Comprehensive Evaluation of Rainy River Community College October 26-27, 2020.

The Higher Learning Commission, an independent corporation founded in 1895, accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of 19 states, including Minnesota. HLC’s mission is to serve the common good by assuring and advancing the quality of higher education.

The HLC Evaluation Team includes professionally trained peer reviewers from Trinidad State Junior College, Red Rocks Community College, Gogebic Community College, Maricopa Community College-South Mountain, Northern Wyoming Community College District, and Bethel University. The Team will use a set of standards of quality, called the Criteria for Accreditation, to determine whether an institution merits accreditation or reaffirmation of accreditation. The Criteria are based around: Mission, Integrity, Teaching and Learning, Institutional Effectiveness, Resources and Planning.

Community participation is important to the process and members of the community are welcome to attend the open forum session via Zoom, scheduled from 5:00-6:00 PM on Monday, October 26, 2020. Contact Tammy Wood at Rainy River Community College for the electronic invitation ( or 218.285.2204). The full schedule of open sessions is below.

Rainy River Community College’s mission is to serve its communities by guiding learners to achieve their educational, career, personal, and civic goals.

Rainy River Community College, located in International Falls, is a member of the Northeast Higher Education District (NHED) and the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator.

HLC Year-4 Comprehensive Evaluation Visit - Open Sessions
Monday, October 26, 2020

10-10:50 AM Drop-in Session. Link to Zoom meeting in the D2L Home Page (students) and sent via email (faculty and staff). Limited capacity, with social distancing enforced, in SS134.
2-2:50 PM Meeting with Students. Link to Zoom meeting in the D2L Home Page. Limited capacity, with social distancing enforced, in SS134.
5-6:00 PM Meeting with ​Community and Advisory Board. For the electronic invitation to this Zoom meeting, please contact Tammy Wood at 218.285.2204 or Limited capacity, with social distancing enforced, in SS134.

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