Trinity Receives Reaccreditation from Higher Learning Commission
Thursday, 06 January 2011
Trinity Christian College has been reaccredited for 10 years by the North Central Association’s Higher Learning Commission.
The HLC accreditation team, composed of reviewers from various institutions of higher learning, visited the campus September 27-29 as part of the College’s periodic evaluation.
“It is affirming to have our professional accrediting body provide confirmation of our institutional strength and faithfulness to our mission,” said Dr. Steve Timmermans, president of Trinity.
Efforts in the report preparation and during the accreditation team’s visit were led by Dr. Sharon Robbert, dean for academic planning and effectiveness.
Below are some excerpts from the HLC report:
- In nearly every meeting with students, faculty, and administrators the spiritual focus of the college was evident. A strong sense of spirituality permeates the learning environment, both among the traditional students and the adult program students.
- It is evident the college takes seriously its mission to be a Christian community of learners who are dedicated to be servant leaders in the finest of Christian traditions. Students repeatedly expressed support for faculty who were not even their own advisors or in their own major, for going out of their way to provide support and help in finding jobs, obtaining internships, and helping with assignments.
- The past ten years has not only evidenced the substantial growth of the institution’s land and physical assets, it also witnessed a strong increase in enrollment, a diversification of that enrollment, strong alumni support, and very successful fund raising. This also helps the institution secure its future, with the necessary resources to support the learning environment.
- Trinity is an engaged partner with their local community and greater Chicago area. Last year, more than a thousand hours of volunteer time was donated to local churches, charities and non-profits. Trinity College engages its local community by opening its campus facilities to them. In discussions with local community leaders, Trinity was praised for its efforts in community development and campus outreach.