HLC Accreditation Process Resources

Goshen College’s most recent comprehensive evaluation by its regional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), took place March 9 – 11, 2015. You can review the Criteria for Accreditation on the HLC Website.

During the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years, the institution engaged in a variety of review and planning processes to prepare for the evaluation. The Institutional Research Office provided a variety of resources for departments and other groups on campus engaged in this work.

Self-study Documents

HLC-SP Self-Study Guidelines (updated 2014-03-01)

Guide to HLC-SP Self-Study Data (updated 2013-08-15)

HLC-SP Major/Program Analysis Worksheet (updated 2013-08-15)

GC Acad Program Self-Study Template (updated 2014-01-21)

Assessment Documents

Visit the Assessment page for resources and the Academic Program Assessment Plan examples and templates.

Planning Documents

Academic Planning Guide (Google Docs; updated 2014-08-16)

Academic Planning Template (Google Docs; updated 2014-08-16)

Meeting Resources

August 2013 (Teaching Faculty)

June 2013 (Staff & Administrative Faculty)

May 2013 (Teaching Faculty)

GC Reports


(Note that GC Reports works in Internet Explorer and Firefox,
but not Chrome or Safari)

GC Reports is a secure web-based tool for accessing a wide variety of Goshen College data. It is the source for information such as:

  • The Goshen College Fact Book
  • Academic Department Profiles (located in the Dean folder of GC Reports)
    • Budget & staffing (FTE) history
    • Student Credit Hour (SCH) history
    • Performance ratios
    • Course enrollments
    • Retention rates
    • Majors/minors (current students & graduates)

For more guidance on the various reports available, download the Detailed Guide to Academic Data

For more information on how to use GC Reports, including short video tutorials, visit the GC Reports page on our site.

HLC Evidence Archive in Google Drive

Note: On November 12, 2014 the information stored in Alfresco was migrated to Google Drive folders to facilitate easy access by the HLC visiting team. What was the “Document Library” in Alfresco has all been copied into a Google Drive folder that has been shared with each academic department chair. The information inside the Google Drive folders is identical to that information in Alfresco.

HLC Evidence Archive stores and organizes current and historic institutional and departmental information. It is the source for information such as:

  • Institutional & departmental survey reports
    • Alumni surveys
    • Senior surveys
    • Satisfaction surveys
  • Environmental & benchmark data
  • Historic departmental annual reports
  • Current & historic program student learning outcomes (SLOs) &  assesssment matrices/plans
  • Prior departmental HLC self-study reports
  • Historic syllabi
  • Historic minutes for key campus committees