News & EventsSaturday, September 20, 2014
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An eight-member consultant-evaluator team from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association is recommending that Washtenaw Community College be granted an unconditional 10-year accreditation renewal, the maximum allowed by the HLC. The team, consisting of community college administrators and faculty from the central United States, will now pass its recommendation on to the HLC for final approval, which is expected to occur in February 2010.
WCC’s website has won a major award in a national contest for college and university websites.
WCC has taken two more important steps in its commitment to minimizing energy use and reducing greenhouse emissions.
A team of educators representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools will visit Washtenaw Community College Oct. 12-14 to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the College.
Like many colleges around the country, Washtenaw Community College is experiencing a surge in students this spring. When Spring/Summer Semester began May 8, 8,135 students were enrolled. That’s a 16 percent increase over last year.
WCC’s redesigned website is a finalist for the two most important awards in a national contest for college and university websites. The awards are sponsored by eduStyle, a website for web design professionals in higher education.
Because of changes in technology and the job market, Washtenaw Community College will add some degree and certificate programs and discontinue others starting this fall. The academic areas most affected are computers, computer-aided drafting, and architecture.
The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees has named Ann Arbor nonprofit executive Margaret (Peg) Talburtt as recipient of the College’s highest honor, the 2009 Award of Merit. Talburtt will receive her award at WCC’s Commencement on Saturday, May 16.
This fall Washtenaw Community College students will pay a little more for their credit classes. The Board of Trustees voted March 24 to increase tuition by $3 per credit hour. That means a full-time student taking 12 credit hours will pay $36 more per semester than last year.
WCC launched the first phase of a redesigned website today that features easier navigation and lays the groundwork for more improvements over the coming months.