De Anza College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The college is completing its 2017 Self-Evaluation Report of Educational Quality and Institutional Effectiveness in preparation of a review by the ACCJC in October 2017. The accreditation review process includes the opportunity for submission of third-party comments. Such comments must be submitted in writing and include contact information of the correspondent. The ACCJC accepts comments related to an institutions compliance with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, and Commission Policies at any time. Third-party comments associated with the self-evaluation review cycle must be received by the ACCJC no later than five weeks before scheduled Commission consideration. The form for submitting third-party comment is available on the ACCJC website: http://www.accjc.org/third-party-comments.
The Accreditation Steering Committee is currently supporting and guiding the college through the ACCJC accreditation process. In preparation for our site visit in fall 2017, between winter 2016 and spring 2017, the college will be writing a self-study report for the Commission and site visit team to address all accreditation Standards and federal Educational Requirements (ERs). The Steering Committee will also be responsible for: monitoring progress on the self-study report, drafting the quality focus essay, compiling the self-study reports into one document, soliciting feedback from the campus community, and incorporating the feedback into the final draft.
The college is responding to the June 2014 ACCJC Standards: Accreditation Standards, downloadable PDF version
In addition to responding to the Standards, we are also required to respond to 21 Eligibility Requirements (ER). The ERs are embedded throughout the Standards. A list of the ERs is accessible here.
Accreditation Training Presentation: here
Guide to Evaluating and Improving Institutions
This ACCJC publication is a nice document to help us prepare our self-study report: Guide
Each shared governance group will be responsible for drafting a response to a particular area within the Standards that is most relevant to their work. The following self-study teams and their proposed Standards are:
Storage of Self-Study Draft Reports
All drafts of the Self-Study from each team will be stored in the Office 365 shared drive. Each team has their own folder. The drive can be accessed using this link, you will need to login using your MyPortal login and password: https://foothilldeanza-my.sharepoint.com/personal/20033656_fhda_edu/Documents/Accreditation%202017.
For comments, suggestions or contributions contact:
Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mallory Newell
Contact: Mallory Newell