“If community colleges are going to fulfill their core mission, essential and ongoing assessments must be done to structure and environment of student success and completion.” –Walter Bumphus
The Community College fulfills its mission based on a specific framework for the assessment of institutional effectiveness. This framework includes the assessment of student learning, teaching effectiveness, engagement, retention, persistence, graduation/program completion, program review, and student and employer satisfaction.
The Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) as a branch campus of the University of the District of Columbia. As such, the Community College recognizes that all its activities and initiatives must relate to the assessment system that correlates with the university’s mission and vision. However, the Community College also recognizes its own mission and vision as an open admissions college, and its goal of becoming a Comprehensive Community College that is recognized as a member of the public system of higher education in the District. Visitors are encouraged to explore this page to learn more about how the Community College is meeting standards related to Institutional and Educational Effectiveness.