911 E. Urbandale Drive, Moberly, MO 65270 | 660-263-3900
Anne Menear Assessment Director
Anne Menear
Assessment Director

What a privilege it has been to head up the self-study teams during the final leg of Central’s application for regional accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)! The past nine months have been filled with hours upon hours of meetings, discussions and staring at computer screens!  Special thanks should be extended to Jason Poznich, Walt Harper, and Crystal Applegarth.  These leaders worked tirelessly with their teams in gathering the information needed to complete various sections of this important report.  This process has yet again proven the deep love that Central’s employees have for the institution and her students.  No one person could have done this – it was definitely a team effort!

I appreciate the persistence of our staff and faculty in bearing with the self-study team members as they gathered information, policies and procedures, and asked endless questions.  On Thursday, September 1, the final documents were officially submitted.  This report consisted of more than 34,000 words and included 124 supporting documents.  It also included hundreds of pages that outline the College’s compatibility with HLC’s Assumed Practices, Eligibility Requirements, and Federal Compliance requirements.

Colleges must meet five core components to be accredited by HLC, including:

  1. Mission;
  2. Integrity:  Ethical and Responsible Conduct;
  3. Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support;
  4. Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement; and
  5. Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness.

Every aspect of the institution has been examined and analyzed, not just to satisfy HLC requirements, but for the purposes of improvement in all areas.

The next step in the process is our Final Comprehensive Visit.  A peer review team will arrive on campus November 7th and they will spend two days looking over Central’s documentation and meeting with employees and students.  Their job is to verify that we have met the criteria for accreditation.  Following that visit, the team will make their recommendation by the end of 2016, which we will receive and be able to address.  We hope to have the results of this ten-year process by early 2017.

Please continue to pray for us in the coming weeks as we prepare for this visit and the next steps that we face.

Central Christian College of the Bible has been institutionally accredited with the Association of Biblical Higher Education (www.ABHE.org) since 1982.  Our accreditation was most recently re-affirmed in 2013 until 2023.  We have been a Candidate for accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission since 2013.

Recent Posts