Accreditation

Regional accreditation

Mid Michigan College is approved by the Department of Education of the State of Michigan and is Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504, 1 (800) 621-7440, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org

Mid Michigan College maintains regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, the regional accrediting body governing all institutions in the State of Michigan.Oversight of the institutional accreditation policies and processes is housed with the Board of Trustees who designate key individuals to lead efforts related to the accreditation criteria. These individuals include an institutional Accreditation Liaison Officer, Assurance System Coordinator, Chief Academic Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Data Update Coordinator and the coordinating responsibilities for oversight are outlined in Commission documentation.

Program Accreditations

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A number of Mid's programs are also accredited by other organizations. These include:

The Associate in Applied Science: Medical Assistant program is accredited through CAAHEP - Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and (CRB-AAMAE) – The Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment. Accreditation for this program was obtained on April 30th, 1999.

The Training Credential: Pharmacy Technician program accreditation process is currently under way through ASHP – Associate Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Mid Michigan College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305 - 3085; telephone: 703-684-2782; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 989-317-4609 or email pta@midmich.edu.

The Associate in Applied Science: Radiography program is accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.




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Concurrent Enrollment Accreditation

In 2017, Mid received accreditation from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) for the courses the College offers at local high schools. NACEP works to ensure that college courses taught by high school teachers are as rigorous as courses offered on the sponsoring college campus. This accreditation ensures that Mid classes adhere to the highest standards so students experience a seamless transition to college.

Mid is the first public institution in Michigan to receive this recognition for excellence. Mid course offerings include disciplines such as Political Science, Math, and Biology. Courses are offered at local area high schools including Beaverton, Farwell, and Shepherd among others.

To view or obtain copies of Mid's accreditation and licensing documents, contact the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs at (989) 386-6607. Written requests may be mailed to 1375 S. Clare Avenue, Harrison, MI 48625.


Academic Affairs are engaged in several ongoing projects for continuous improvement at Mid.

AQIP Pathways

Mid follows the AQIP Pathway for reaccreditation with the Higher Learning Commission. The AQIP Pathway infuses the principles and benefits of continuous quality improvement into the culture of colleges and universities in order to assure and advance the quality of higher education. For further information about AQIP, select this site link.


Institutional Action Projects

Mid establishes vital projects on which to focus our improvement efforts. These projects are under continuous review and an annual report is submitted to the HLC to assess the project’s status. Click here to view the current and completed reports of Mid’s Institutional Action Projects.


Systems Portfolio

The Systems Portfolio now covers six categories, describing processes, results, and improvement in each system, and shows evidence that the institution continues to meet The Higher Learning Commission's six Criteria for Accreditation.


Category One: Helping Students Learn
Category Two: Meeting Student and Other Key Stakeholder Needs
Category Three: Valuing Employees
Category Four: Planning and Leading
Category Five: Knowledge Management and Resource Stewardship
Category Six: Quality Overview focuses on the Continuous Quality Improvement


View the Online Portfolio website version

Systems Portfolio - Entire Document (PDF .56MB)


Honors Convocation

This annual event is held to formally recognize those students who will be graduating with honors and/or receiving special recognition awards. Each honored student will receive a certificate of academic achievement in recognition of their scholastic success. Also honored will be recipients of Special Recognition Awards. These students have been selected by faculty and/or departmental administrators because of a special contribution to their field of study or the College. Recipients of these awards will be given a special certificate and a silver cord to wear with graduation attire.


Commencement

Mid's Commencement ceremony symbolizes the culmination of a student's academic efforts. It is an important and exciting day for students, their family, and their friends. Academic Affairs is an integral part of that day with faculty participating as marshals and name readers for the ceremony.


Perkins

The purpose of the Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2006 is to provide an increased focus on the academic achievement of career and technical education students, strengthen the connections between secondary and postsecondary education and improve state and local accountability by:
  1. building on the efforts of states to develop challenging academic and technical standards and to assist students in meeting the standards, including preparation for high-skill, high-wage or high-demand occupations in current or emerging professions
  2. promoting the development of services and activities that integrate rigorous and challenging academic and technical instruction and link secondary and postsecondary education for participating students
  3. developing more fully the academic, vocational, and technical skills of secondary and post-secondary students who elect to enroll in vocational technical education programs
  4. promoting leadership and professional development and improves the quality of career and technical education faculty, administrators, and counselors
  5. supporting partnerships among educational levels, business and industry, and local advisory boards providing individuals with opportunities throughout their lifetimes to develop the knowledge and skills needed to remain competitive
 
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