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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 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. TASK COMPLETED

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November 2017

  • Faculty and staff members of the Self Evaluation Committee identified and appointed by appropriate participatory governance committees. TASK COMPLETED
  • Accreditation website went live on November 1, 2017. TASK COMPLETED
  • Identified gaps and updates to reports TASK COMPLETED
  • Attended all division meetings to recruit writers TASK COMPLETED
  • First Accreditation Steering Committee meeting was held. TASK COMPLETED
  • Standard Co-Chairs recruited members for their writing team. TASK COMPLETED

 

December 2017

  • Writing teams identified, confirmed and informed about the January kick-off writing workshops. TASK COMPLETED

January 11, 2018

  • Accreditation Evidence Collection and Strategic Planning Online (SPOL) Training for Accreditation Writing Teams. TASK COMPLETED

January 12, 2018

  • Campus Kick-off for Accreditation at Flex Day TASK COMPLETED

January 26, 2018

  • Kick-off for the writing teamS on the standards on how to write the self-study, evidence collection. This workshop also provided SPOL training for Accreditation Writing Teams that missed the January 11, 2018 flext training. TASK COMPLETED

February to April 2018

  • Accreditation Steering Committee met bi-weekly, or as needed. TASK COMPLETED
  • Standards writing teams identified data and research needs, conducted surveys, began writing draft # 1, and connected evidence. TASK COMPLETED
  • Student Campus Climate Survey deployed. TASK COMPLETED
  • Employee Voice Survey deployed. TASK COMPLETED
  • Educational Master Plan updated TASK COMPLETED
  • Strategic Plan updated TASK COMPLETED
  • Enrollment Management Plan update IN PROGRESS
  • Comprehensive Diversity Framework updated TASK COMPLETED

Summer 2018

Continued writing and editing narrative. IN PROGRESS

August to December 2018

Accreditation Steering Committee met bi-weekly to update and prepare for the Campus Forums. TASK COMPLETED

September 14, 2018

Draft #1 was due to standard co-chairs for review and feedback. Evidence spreadsheet was due in Sharepoint. TASK COMPLETED

September 25, 2018

The first Accreditation Open Forum was held for the campus community to discuss the accreditation standards TASK COMPLETED

October 19, 2018

Draft #2 was due for review and feedback. TASK COMPLETED

October 31, 2018

The second Accreditation Open Forum was held for campus community to comment on ISER Draft #2. TASK COMPLETED

November 16, 2018

Draft #3 was due for review and feedback TASK COMPLETED

December 14, 2018

Feedback from all parties for final version and accreditation editor began to review drafts TASK COMPLETED

December 14, 2018 to January 31, 2019

Standards teams continued to refine work, edit draft, and review evidence TASK COMPLETED

January 31, 2019

  • Final version posted for campus feedback
  • Board of Trustees will be updated about our progress and provided comment and feedback
  • MCPR formats the document for publication
  • PRIE will formate the evidence so that the ISER and evidence can be uploaded on to a flashdrive
  • Preparation for Fall 2019 visit by Logistics Committee-ALO

February 6, 2019

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

March 1, 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

June to July 2019

  • Final Self-Evaluation Report adopted by SMCCCD Board of Trustees.
  • MCPR will create a booklet for the Campus Forum in September

August 2019

Submit Institutional Self-Evaluation Report to Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Visiting Team.

September 2019

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

October 2019

Accreditation Site Visit (date to be confirmed)


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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