For the Community
The SWOCC Library is reviving the Book Art contest! Enter your work of art into one of three categories: Most creative, most articulation, and most magical. Prizes awarded for first and second place in each category. Stop by the SWOCC Library for an entry form. Don’t forget to pick up some materials from our Free Books carts in the lobby. Submission deadline is Monday, January 27, 2020.
Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The college is updating its accreditation this year, a standard evaluation process that involves a visit from a NWCCU team and a public input and comment phase. The comment phase is open now through March 8. Interested parties can direct their comments to: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 8060 165th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052; or learn more by calling the commission office at (425) 558-4224.
SWOCC underwent accreditation in 2012, and is keeping with the NWCCU’s accreditation schedule for this 2020 update. The College will host representatives from the commission for a formal visit April 8-10. For the public comment phase, signed comments are forwarded, as received, to the institution, evaluation committee and the commission.
Accreditation from NWCCU demonstrates that SWOCC meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer-review process. An accredited college or university is one that has the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Evaluating institutional integrity is part of the accrediting process.
To view a copy of NWCCU’s public notification and third-party comments regarding full-scale evaluation, visit nwccu.org, go to “Standards and Policies,” then “Operational Policies.”
For questions regarding SWOCC’s accreditation, contact Ali Mageehon, Vice President of Instruction, at (541) 888-7417.
Southwestern Oregon Community College will host a Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm in Empire Hall, on Southwestern’s Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay.
The event is FREE and open to the public. Participate in this fun and exciting way to learn what our community has to offer. Please share and bring your family and friends!
There is no registration fee to participate as a resource provider; however, reservations are required and we are almost full, so save your space soon by contacting Clayton Willett at [email protected] Businesses and resource providers are encouraged to bring handouts, gifts, coupons, games, and other entertaining ideas to this fun, interactive event.
Prior to speaking at the Geology Lecture Series, Dr. Sarah Minson (US Geological Survey) will host a student talk and question/answer session about “Preparing for STEM Careers/Overview of US Geological Survey.” The event takes place at 12:00 noon on Friday, Jan. 24 in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts.