OTC seeks public comments as part of accreditation renewal process

OTC seeks public comments as part of accreditation renewal process

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Media Contact

Mark Miller
College Director of Communication 417.447.2655 millerm@otc.edu
Laura French
Coordinator of Public Information 417.447.2659 frenchl@otc.edu

Ozarks Technical Community College is seeking comments from the public in preparation for its periodic ten-year accreditation renewal evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.   OTC has been continuously accredited by the Commission since 1996. 

The College will undergo a comprehensive site visit February 7-9, 2011, by a team representing the Commission.   The team will review the institution’s ability to meet the Commission’s criteria for accreditation.  The public is invited to submit written comments regarding the College to:

Public Comment on Ozarks Technical Community College
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

Public comments may also be submitted online by following the “Third Party Comment Form” link found on the College’s HLC self-study website located at www.otc.edu/selfstudy.

Comments submitted online must include the name and e-mail address of the commenter, and written comments must include the name and address of the commenter.  Comments will not be treated as confidential.  Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs and may not be individual complaints dealing with a specific dispute or grievance; complaints will not be considered as comments. 

All comments must be received by the Commission by January 7, 2011.  More information on the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools may be found at www.ncahlc.org.