JCC has received what Marilyn Zagora, vice president of academic affairs, describes as “an outstanding report” from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the organization charged with overseeing the quality of JCC’s instructional programs and operation.
“The report reflects the ongoing efforts of all members of the college community to pursue and maintain the highest quality in all our endeavors in the time since our last review in 2010-11,” Dr. Zagora said. “We are exceptionally proud of this outcome which could not have occurred without a shared commitment to advancing college goals.”
“The periodic review report is part of a comprehensive evaluation of JCC’s progress in meeting specific goals and measure of success,” JCC president Cory L. Duckworth added. “The Middle States Commission response to our report came with high praise and demonstrates JCC's continued emphasis on providing exceptional educational programs for the community. This is a significant feather in the cap of the many wonderful employees who work hard to achieve such excellent results.”
Four peer reviewers from other institutions read and analyzed the report on JCC’s mission and goals, performance, and resources.
The report allows “JCC to reflect on the progress we’ve made on achieving the goals we established in the 2010-2011 self-study as well as set the stage for our next Middle States Commission evaluation in five years,” Dr. Zagora noted.