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Institutional and Program Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
WSC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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WSC participates in the HLC's Standard Pathway as its process for reaffirmation of accreditation.

Program Approval
WSC's Nursing Program (CP and AAS) is approved by the North Dakota State Board of Nursing.

Additional Accreditation
WSC's AAS Nursing Program has been granted CNEA pre-accreditation status.
Pre-accreditation Granted: October 18, 2018 to October 31, 2021
WSC's North Dakota Small Business Center is accredited by the Association of Small Business Development Centers.
Accreditation Team Information
Through Accreditation Teams, every full-time WSC employee has the opportunity to share in WSC’s decision-making processes. Each cross-divisional team focuses on a particular aspect of the college; the team establishes a vision, sets goals, and shapes the future of that particular aspect. Full-time employees have access to data so they can be involved and informed about this grassroots strategic planning approach. A four-person leadership team leads each Accreditation Team. Full-time employees can request which team to participate in based on their strengths and interests, although some teams are identified by position on campus.

WSC Accreditation Teams
 
Academic Integrity        
Academic Integrity focuses on the design, deployment, and effectiveness of all teaching modalities and the processes required to support teaching and learning that underlie the institution’s credit programs and courses.
 
Enrollment Management            
Enrollment Management focuses on determining, understanding and meeting needs of prospective students from recruitment to first enrollment. This group analyzes identification and subcategorization of students to understand needs and expectations.
 
Student Success
Student Success focuses on determining, understanding and meeting needs of current and completed students.  This group analyzes identification and subcategorization of students to understand needs and expectations.
 
Workforce & Career Readiness
Workforce & Career Readiness focuses on responding to current and future regional economic workforce and career needs based on data and analysis. Workforce & Career Readiness focuses on the design, deployment, and effectiveness of teaching learning processes, and the processes required to support teaching learning processes that underlie the institution’s noncredit and career and technical focused programs and courses.
 
Institutional Leadership              
Institutional Leadership focuses on how the institution achieves its mission and lives its vision through direction setting, communication structures, goal development, setting priorities, strategic actions, threat mitigation, and capitalizing on opportunities. Institutional Leadership addresses management of the fiscal, physical, technological, staffing, and information infrastructures designed to provide an environment in which learning can thrive.
 
Community and Stakeholder Partnerships          
Community and Stakeholder Partnerships analyzes how current and potential institutional relationships contribute to the mission. Community and Stakeholder Partnerships examines the specific needs and requirements of the stakeholders it serves and how Institutional processes and systems build key internal and external collaborative relationships that align with institutional goals and directions.
 
Governance & Continuation Process
Governance & Continuation Process
Mission, Vision, Values
Mission
The mission of WSC, "Where the People Make the Difference," is to provide accessible, affordable, life changing, and life-long educational pathways to residents of North Dakota, the Upper Plains, and beyond.

Vision
We are committed to student excellence. We embrace quality student experiences, open communication, and actionable data that enrich personal relationships among our college, faculty, and students.

We believe that people make the difference; that the College is the heart of the communities we serve; that our facilities are a needed, neutral, and central community space; and that our faculty and staff serve multiple and diverse needs in a global environment.

We strive for a strong student presence on-campus, expanded offerings, fiscal sustainability, modern facilities, current technologies, and continuous improvement as a result of both our master and strategic plans.

Values
Truthfulness
Relationships
Empowerment
Vision
Inspiration
Achievement
Personal & Professional Growth
Success

Approved by State Board of Higher Education, April, 30, 2015.
where the people make the difference