5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
7007 College Boulevard, Suite 420
Overland Park, KS 66211
PO. Box 578
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
HLC has three options or pathways for maintaining institutional accreditation. PCCUA chose to be part of the Open Pathway which is a quality assurance and institutional improvement pathway following a ten-year cycle. The Quality Initiative is the improvement-based effort aligned with this Pathway and it provides the College with an opportunity to explore and resolve a project (s) related to institutional need.
The Commission invited PCCUA to participate in the third Open Pathway cohort and the first Open Pathway Visit was in 2015 and again in 2020.
This invitation was extended based upon several factors:
We had been accredited over ten years.
We had no new major structural or organizational changes in progress.
We were not under any Commission sanction.
We had no pending recommendations for a focused visit or other monitoring.
We had not been undergoing significant change.
We had not raised significant Commission concerns about circumstances or developments at the institution.