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Accreditation

Welcome to the Skyline College Accreditation website. Skyline College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), a division of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This organization is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The college maintains its accreditation by fulfilling criteria that are determined by the ACCJC. Throughout its continuous six-year review cycle, Skyline College conducts and publishes several review instruments, including an annual report, annual fiscal report, midterm report, comprehensive institutional self-study, and an evaluation review by a team of peers.

Accreditation Timeline

October 2017

The Accreditation Steering Committee has changed from the Co-Chair Structure in the last visting cycle to the Tri-Chair structure, which consists of an administrative, a faculty, and a classified chair. Tri-Chairs identified.

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November2017

The Accreditation website is officially launched on November 1, 2017 with up-to-date information about the process and preparation of accreditation visit.

 

The Accreditation Liaison Officer, Tri-Chairs of the Accreditation Steering Committee and Co-Chairs of each standards will meet in mid-November for the Accreditation Kick-off Meeting.

December 2017

Writing teams will be appointed by appropriate participatory governance committees.

January 11, 2018

Accreditation and SPOL Training for Accreditation Writing Teams.
Interested parties may RSVP to reserve your seats.

January 12, 2018

Campus Kick-off for Accreditation at Flex Day.

January 26, 2018

Accreditation and SPOL Training for Accreditation Writing Teams

January to April 2018

Standards Committees identify data and research needs; surveys conducted; begin writing Draft #1 and connecting evidence. Educational Master Plan, Strategic Plan, Enrollment Management Plan and Comprehensive Diversity Framework updated. Employee Voice Survey and Campus Climate Survey deployed.

Summer 2018

To update

September 2018

Draft #1 due in SPOL for review and feeback.

Open Forum for Skyline College Community.

October 2018

Draft #2 due in SPOL for review and feeback.

Open Forum for Skyline College Community to comment on ISER.

November 2018

Draft #3 due in SPOL for review and feeback.

December 2018

Feedback from all parties for final version.

December 2018 to January 2019

Strandards teams continue to refine work; editing of the document begins; evidence work continues.

January 2019

Final version posted for campus feedback

February 2019

Final Open Forum. Incorporate comments from open forum. Editing of Final Version by standards writing teams and co-chairs.

March 2019

Final Version due
Steering Committee reviews final version and edits in consultation with the standard co-chairs.

April 2019

Final review and approval by Academic Senate, Associated Students of Skyline College (ASSC), Classified Senate, and Management Council.

May 2019

Final review and approval by College Governance Council.

June to July 2019

Final review and approval by San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) Board or Trustees.

Final Self-Evaluation Report adopted by SMCCCD Board of Trustees.

Fall 2019

Submit Institutional Self-Evaluation Report to Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Visiting Team. Actual date of visit will be announced when it becomes available.


Skyline College’s statement of accreditation can also be found in:

the Catalog website (the printed version is available for download).

Skyline College’s statement of accreditation can also be found in:

the Catalog website (the printed version is available for download).


Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204
Novato, CA 94949
Telephone: (415) 506-0234
Fax: (415) 506-0238
Email: accjc@accjc.org

 


In addition to this, a number of Skyline College’s programs have their own individual accreditation.
View a list of these and the respective agency by which they are accredited.