SVCC HLC Self-Study Document

Sauk Valley Community College
HLC Self-Study Document

September 19-21, 2011

1A.5: Commitment to High Academic Standards

The Mission and Vision establish the clear expectation that Sauk will “provide quality learning opportunities.” In FY11 Strategic Goal 1, Sauk pledges that “the college will expand and improve the quality of programs and services.” This commitment to maintain the highest standards for quality of its instruction permeates academic processes and practices:

In addition, all Sauk courses and programs meet the standards set by the ICCB, whose charge is in part “to provide high-quality, accessible, cost-effective educational opportunities for the individuals and communities they serve” (courtesy link to external web source). Sauk also belongs to the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide group of faculty and academic administrators which ensures the quality of instruction and guarantees acceptance of course credits for transferring students (courtesy link to external web source).

Documents published through a variety of media clearly communicate to both internal and external constituencies the college's commitment to high academic standards: