Accreditation

MCC DENTAL HYGIENE: SOLICITATION OF THIRD-PARTY COMMENTS

Mesa Community College’s (MCC) Dental Hygiene Program is currently undergoing reaccreditation through the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

One of the requirements of reaccreditation is that interested parties, students, faculty, program administrators, Commission consultants, specialty and dental related organizations, patients, and/or consumers be given an opportunity to submit comments relative to the Commission’s accreditation standards. All third-party comments must be received in the Commission office sixty (60) days prior to the accreditation site visit of January 27, 2022.

This serves as notice of MCC Dental Hygiene’s solicitation of third-party comments.

Please see the guidelines below:

The United States Department of Education (USDE) procedures also require accrediting agencies to provide an opportunity for third-party comment either in writing or at a public hearing (at the accrediting agencies’ discretion) with respect to institutions or programs scheduled for review. All comments must relate to accreditation standards for the discipline and required accreditation policies. In order to comply with the department's requirement on the use of third-party comment regarding program's qualifications for accreditation or pre-accreditation, the following procedures have been developed.

WHO CAN SUBMIT COMMENTS: Third-party comments relative to the Commission’s accredited programs may include comments submitted by interested parties such as: faculty, students, program administrators, Commission consultants, specialty and dental related organizations, patients, and/or consumers. A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission's policy on third-party comments may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or by calling 1/800-621-8099, extension 4653.

TYPES OF COMMENTS CONSIDERED: All comments submitted, both signed and unsigned, must pertain only to the standards relative to the particular program being reviewed or policies and procedures used in the accreditation process. Comments will be screened by Commission staff for relevancy. Names and/or signatures will be removed from comments prior to forwarding them to the program. For comments not relevant to these issues, the individual will be notified that the comment is not related to accreditation and, where appropriate, referred to the appropriate agency. For those individuals who are interested in submitting comments, requests can be made to the Commission office for receiving standards and/or the Commission's Evaluation and Operational Policies and Procedures (EOPP).

MANAGEMENT OF COMMENTS: All relevant comments will be referred to the program at least 50 days prior to the site visit for review and response. A written response from the program should be provided to the Commission office and the site visit team 15 days prior to the site visit. Adjustments may be necessary in the site visit schedule to allow discussion of comments with proper personnel.

INSTITUTION: Mesa Community College

PROGRAM TO BE REVIEWED: Dental Hygiene

NEXT SITE VISIT DATE: January 27 - 28, 2022

60-DAY DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF COMMENTS IN THE COMMISSION OFFICE: November 26, 2021