Following a site visit from the Higher Learning Commission earlier this week, GCCC Interim President Ryan Ruda updated college employees about the visit via an email, thanking them for their efforts ahead and during the visit.
"Team members commented about how engaged the employees are and how much good work is being accomplished by the faculty and staff. The team was very complimentary of the level of conversation and discussion that came from each of the sessions," Ruda said in the email, according to a press release from the college.
The site visit, which ran from Monday through Wednesday this week, is the latest in the HLC's two-year accreditation evaluation process of GCCC, following the college's accreditation being placed on probation in June 2017 for not meeting the commission's standards in several areas.
Next month, the six-person site team, made up of members of two-year higher learning institutions outside of Kansas, will send GCCC a preliminary report with its recommendations to the HLC. The report and the college's response, including any fact corrections, will be sent to the HLC board, which will make its final determination regarding the college's accreditation status in June.