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News: PCC Selected to Participate in Degree Qualifications Profile Project

Pasadena City College was recently selected to participate in the Degree Qualifications Profile Project (DQPP). Funded by the Lumina Foundation and conducted by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), the project is designed to help member institutions strengthen their work to define degree-level intended student learning outcomes, assess student learning, and explore strategies for improving institutional quality and student outcomes.

The DQPP will provide support for participating colleges’ efforts over a 30-month period. PCC will develop and implement its own projects and share effective strategies for assessing degree-learning outcomes.

The ACCJC expects to receive insights from this project that can enhance institutional performance in the region. In addition, the commission will compile effective practices from this work for consideration during the ongoing Review of Accreditation Standards and Practices. A total of 12 to 15 member institutions from California, Hawaii, and the Western Pacific will participate directly in this project. Their activities and the results of their work will be shared across the region with other ACCJC member institutions for replication and adaptation.

The DQPP webpage will become a part of the ACCJC website beginning in November. Resources and reports from the projects will be posted as the efforts get underway. 

Lumina Foundation, an Indianapolis-based private foundation, is committed to enrolling and graduating more students from college—especially low-income students, students of color, first-generation students and adult learners. Lumina’s goal is to increase the percentage of Americans who hold high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by 2025. Lumina pursues this goal in three ways: by identifying and supporting effective practice, through public policy advocacy, and by using our communications and convening power to build public will for change.

For more information, please contact Matthew Jordan, Interim Associate Dean of General Education and Program Review, at (626) 585-7631.

Release Date: 02/20/2013
Contact: Juan F. Gutierrez , Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7315

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