Higher Learning Commission Visits Campus
November 16, 2012
For three days in early November, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) visited Kuyper College to conduct a thorough audit and review of the college as it seeks reaccreditation.
Part of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States, the Higher Learning Commission works to accredit colleges in the North Central region. During the last period of review, in 2005, it granted Kuyper a seven year accreditation.
Together with the Higher Learning Commission, Kuyper College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), while the College’s Social Work program is accredited with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). In addition, the school is approved and regulated by the Board of Education of the State of Michigan.
In preparation for the reaccreditation visit, Kuyper conducted a year-long self-study, completed in September with a summary of strengths and areas of opportunities and development. In the summary, Kuyper cited five principles the college follows—each with several core components: Mission and Integrity; Preparing for the Future; Student Learning and Effective Teaching; Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge; and Engagement and Service.
During their visit, the reaccreditation team from the HLC met with faculty, staff and students, as well with community leaders.
A report will be issued by the HLC in the coming months.