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Office of Development, Planning and Research

The Office of Development, Planning and Research is the central coordinating unit for activities relating to grant development and institutional effectiveness including planning and evaluation, instructional research and compliance with accrediting agencies.

Dr. Lindy McCain

Vice President for Research & Development
662-472-9067
lmccain@holmescc.edu

Diane Harman
, Goodman Campus
Administrative Assistant
662-472-9017
dharman@holmescc.edu

Program Accreditation
Holmes Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree and certificates. Contact the Common on colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4501 for questions about the accreditation of Holmes Community College.

The Commission may be contacted to:

  • Learn about the accreditation status of the institution
  • File a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or
  • File a complaint again the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.

Inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Holmes Community College (662) 472-2312 and not to the Commission’s office.

Specific programs of the college are recognized by the following regional, national, and state organizations and accrediting agencies:

Program
Accrediting Agencies and Other Organizations
Cosmetology Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Mississippi Community College Board
Occupation Therapy Assistant (OTA) Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Committee on Accreditation for Emergency Medical Services Professions
Funeral Service Technology American Board of Funeral Service Education
Associate Degree Nursing National League for Nursing & Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning
Surgical Technology Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology


Institutional Research
The Office of Institutional Research regularly receives data from various national, state, and local sources, which provide a wide range of important evaluative and assessment information on a regular basis. From these reports and institutional data, the Office of Institutional Research develops tables, graphical displays, and narratives for administrative, educational support, and instructional units to use as a research base for strategic planning.

Fact Book 2012
Fact Book 2011
Fact Book 2010
Fact Book 2009
Fact Book 2008

I.E. Report Card 2010
I.E. Report Card 2009
I.E. Report Card 2008

Student’s Right to Know

Assessment
Holmes Community College assesses all instructional programs, administrative units, and student support units on an annual basis for the purpose of improving student learning, services, and administrative efficiency. These assessment activities are evident in the unit or programs assessment worksheets, as well as, the various campus-wide surveys in which students and staff review the programs and services provided by this institution.

Planning
At Holmes strategic planning for all programs and departments is done on an annual basis. The institution develops annual objectives after the college gathers results from the previous year’s Program or Unit assessments, Student Evaluations of Instructors, Faculty Performance Evaluations, Administrative Evaluations, and various campus surveys. In addition to using assessment results, each unit or program completes a S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis to aid in planning and improvement.

Professional Development
Holmes Community College requires all employees to participate in the professional development program. Requirements may be fulfilled by participating in graduate study, research, professional meetings or in-service training. Documentation of professional growth activities is due to the Office of Institutional Research and Development by May 1 of each year.