eLearning Policies & Standards

Clark College strives to maintain the highest quality standards possible and follow all federal, state, and institution-level policies for the offering and delivery of all eLearning programs and courses.

Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally-recognized, faculty-driven peer-review process used to ensure the quality of online and hybrid course design. For information about how Quality Matters is used at Clark College, along with faculty testimonials describing the benefits and effects of using Quality Matters, please visit our Quality Matters web pages.


Clark College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, self-study reports, reaffirmation letters, and more, please visit the Accreditation web page.

Out-of-State Students

At this time, students from Washington and Oregon are welcome to apply and register for online classes. Clark College is in the process of applying for membership to the National Councail for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). This allows us to offer online courses to students in member states without seeking individual approval. For more information about NC-SARA, please visit their website.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) Contacts by State

NC-SARA maintains a list of states and institutions nationally participating in SARA. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of post-secondary distance education courses and programs.

For more information, please visit the SARA site describing Student Benefits or the individual State Actions Regarding SARA.

Student Complaint Resolution Process

Clark College strives to offer our students an excellent eLearning education. For information regarding the policy and process for filing a complaint, please see the Student Complaint Process web page.

Accessibility Statements and Privacy Policies

Clark College is committed to providing a fully accessible online learning experience to all students. Please refer to the Accessibility Statements and Privacy Policies web page for links to accessibility statements and privacy policies of technologies that may be used in online and hybrid courses.

Consumer Information Student Right to Know

Clark College provides consumer information available to the general public as well as students, faculty, and prospective students. Please see the Consumer Information Student Right to Know webpage for detailed information.