About SCC Home | About SCC | Accreditation | HLC Criteria for Accreditation | Criterion Three Criterion Three Student learning and effective teaching The organization provides evidence of student learning and teaching effectiveness that demonstrates it is fulfilling its educational mission. Core Components 3A: The organization's goals for student learning outcomes are clearly stated for each educational program and make effective assessment possible. 3B: Qualified faculty determine curricular content and strategies for instruction. 3C: The organization creates effective learning environments. 3D: The organization's learning resources support student learning and effective teaching.