Higher Learning Commission

Mineral Area College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Institutional accreditation is vital as it demonstrates the College’s commitment to quality throughout all departments on campus including academics, administration, mission, and resources.

MAC is currently on the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Pathway. HLC announced in 2018 that the AQIP Pathway will be phased out. MAC was in year 7 of 8 of the AQIP cycle, the College will finish out the AQIP cycle in 2019-2020 before transitioning to another pathway. 

Upcoming HLC Events

Multi-Location Visit-March 4 & 5, 2019

A HLC reviewer will be visiting the College’s outreach centers in Farmington, Fredericktown, and Potosi, to ensure that MAC is meeting the needs of its students at those locations.

Comprehensive Quality Review-October 21 & 22, 2019

A team of HLC peer reviewers will visit the main campus to complete the comprehensive evaluation that is required in year 8 of the AQIP Pathway. This visit, along with the Systems Portfolio, will be used to determine if MAC meets the Criteria for Accreditation and can be recommended for re-accreditation.

Recent HLC Events

Systems Portfolio Feedback Report-December 7, 2018

MAC received its Systems Feedback report on December 7, 2018. After careful review, the administrative team created an action plan to address the strategic challenges identified by the review team.

Final Action Projects-September 24, 2018

MAC submitted its last three action projects for review and closure in the Action Project Network. Even though these projects are no longer required for AQIP, work on these projects will continue.  

  • Implementing Multiple Measures
  • Improving Internal Communication
  • Optimizing Course Scheduling

Systems Portfolio Submitted-September 7, 2018

After two years of intense work, the Portfolio was submitted on September 7, 2018.  The completion of the Portfolio was celebrated at the All-Employee meeting on September 10.

The Portfolio was a campus-wide effort that included the following teams:

Category One: Leslie Evans and Jodi Dillon
Category Two: Lynne Wisdom and Roger McMillian
Category Three: Kathryn Neff and Laura Glasbrenner
Category Four: Pam Watkins and Alison Sheets
Category Five: Amy Henson and Shawn Young
Category Six: Diana Stuart and Steve Kurtz

The final version of the Systems Portfolio was put together by Vickie Morgan, Diana Stuart, Amy Henson, Leslie Evans, and Steve Kurtz.