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Students: please review and comment on the draft Monitoring Report

Communication sent to students on July 3, 2013 by Provost Jerry Migler announcing that the draft monitoring report is available online for review and comment.


To all PCC students:

Pima Community College is asking for your help as it addresses probation, a type of institutional status that I described to you in the spring. If you remember, the Higher Learning Commission, the College’s accreditor, placed PCC on probation in April.

The HLC has specified activities that the College must undertake to successfully emerge from probation. Among those is writing a Monitoring Report that outlines PCC's plan to conform with HLC practices relating to complaints and grievance procedures, and to faculty oversight of curriculum. We need to submit the report by August 1.

A draft of the report is online and will remain on the PCC website through Sunday, July 14. I am writing to invite you to read it, and to offer your insights through an accompanying online survey.

Some things to keep in mind about the report and the survey:

  1. Remember, it's a draft. Please review primarily for tone, clarity and content, not typos. The document will go through several rounds of proofreading before it is submitted.
  2. The Monitoring Report has a very narrow focus – complaints and grievances, and faculty oversight of curriculum. PCC will, in good faith, attempt to incorporate all applicable comments into the Monitoring Report, but it's possible that some comments received may be more appropriately handled via the more comprehensive Self-Study due to the HLC in July 2014. Such comments will be saved and used in the preparation of that document.
  3. Comments will be anonymous and will be seen only by the Monitoring Report writing team (with the exception of comments saved for the Self-Study).
  4. Please keep your comments brief, about 75 words.

Thanks in advance for providing insights regarding the report, which will play a critical role as PCC works to regain the fullest confidence of the HLC and the public. For more information, see the Pima Addresses Probation webpage. And as always, feel free to direct any questions about probation and accreditation to the Provost's Office via Accred-Questions@pima.edu.

Enjoy the rest of your summer. PCC looks forward to your return next month.

Jerry Migler, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor