During fall 2016, the college will undergo a comprehensive review from Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior College ( ACCJC). The review will last for four days and will be based on the college's self-evaluation of how well it meets ACCJC's standards as well as numerous team interviews and evaluation of evidence. By the end of the review period, the college will receive a verbal, public report of the team's immediate findings. The final evaluation of the college, including the ACCJC's recommendations for accreditation, will be received in a formal written document in February, 2017. The letter and Evaluation Report will be published at that time.
In order to evaluate itself against the ACCJC standards, the college began a formal review process in fall 2013. The permanent Accreditation Steering Committee (ASC) was formed and consists of all groups — faculty, classified, confidential, managers and students. Standards Writing Teams began their work in fall 2014. They are reviewing the ACCJC standards and beginning to collect evidence through interviews and document review to support the college's achievements toward meeting the standards. The Writing Teams will provide a first draft outline of their progress by the end of fall 2014 and periodic drafts thereafter. Further drafts will be prepared and the campus community will have a chance to review drafts to provide input as progress is being made.
In 2016, the Board of Trustees will review the self-study and certify it.
If you have questions, please contact Barbara McNeice-Stallard, Director of Research and Institutional Effectiveness at firstname.lastname@example.org