ECC-HLC Accreditation Timeline

Summer 2020

Tri-Chairs, Steering Committee, and Criterion Work Groups determined; Timeline established


Fall 2020

December 2020 – First round of evidence gathered with first draft of assurance worksheets complete; Present to the Steering Committee for feedback


Spring 2021

January 2021 – Campus update

January-May 2021 – Ongoing improvement with identified core components; Steering Committee reviews work from the Criterion groups and provides feedback


Summer/Early Fall 2021

Preparation of full Assurance Argument draft; release draft to campus for feedback, Campus update, Board of Trustees Update


Fall 2021

October 15, 2021 – Final drafts of Assurance Argument to be complete

November 2021 – HLC Mock Visit

November-December 2021 – Check-in with Leadership Groups; Final review and editing of Assurance Argument

December 21, 2021 – Assurance Argument complete, Assumed Practice Evaluation complete


Spring 2022

January 2 – 25, 2022– Edit text, check and update evidence, write the Introduction, Third Party Comment

January 30, 2022 – Document submission “Lock Date;” field the Student Opinion Survey

February—March 2022 – Campus Prep Sessions

April 11—12, 2022 – HLC Review Team site visit


Summer 2022

July 2022 – Official notice of outcome from HLC