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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 visiting cycle to the Tri-Chair structure, which consists of an administrative, a faculty, and a classified chair. Tri-Chairs identified.

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November 2017

  • Faculty and staff members of the Self Evaluation Committee identified and appointed by appropriate participatory governance committees.
  • Accreditation website goes live on November 1, 2017
  • Identify gaps and updates to reports
  • Attend all division meetings to recruit writers
  • First Accreditation Steering Committee meeting for all members the first or third week of November
  • Standard co-chairs recruit members for their writing team

 

December 2017

  • Writing teams identified confirmed and informed about the January kick-off writing workshops
  • Needed graphics identified and submited to Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations

January 11, 2018

  • Kick-off for the Steering Committee on the standards, how to write the self-study, evidence collection, and introduction to SPOL

January 12, 2018

  • Campus Kick-off for Accreditation at Flex Day

January 26, 2018

  • Kick-off for the writing team on the standards, how to write the self-study, evidence collection, and introduction to SPOL

February to April 2018

  • Accreditation Steering Committee bi-weekly meetings as needed to begin in January
  • Standards writing teams identify data and research needs; conduct surveys begin writing draft # 1 and connect evidence.
  • Student Campus Climate Survey to be deployed in late February/ early March.
  • Employee Voice Survey to be deployed in April.
  • Educational Master Plan, Strategic Plan, Enrollment Management Plan, and Comprehensive Diversity Framework to be updated.

Summer 2018

Continue writing and editing narrative in SPOL

September 2018

Draft #1 due in SPOL for review and feedback.

Open Forum for Skyline College Community

October 2018

Draft #2 due in SPOL for review and feedback.

Open Forum for Skyline College Community to comment on ISER

November 2018

Draft #3 due in SPOL for review and feedback.

December 2018

Feedback from all parties for final version.

December 2018 to January 2019

Standards 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 of Trustees

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

August 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.

September 2019

Campus Forum to Highlight Major Points. Present to Governance Committees.


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.

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