In order to achieve our Mission, Vision, and Values, Skyline College regularly reflects on its practices to best serve students and the larger community. What and how the College evaluate its practices is established internally as well as determined by outside agencies, and actions are taken to address any issues that arise. Below are brief descriptions of the main levels of inquiry, and related links.

Unit Level

  • The Program Review Cycle: Programs evaluate their current state, drawing from program data, SLO assessment results, and other sources. From these findings, they strategize to enhance program effectiveness. Both the Comprehensive Program Review, which is conducted every seven years, and the Program Review Updates, which are conducted twice between CPR cycles, inform the Administrative Leadership Unit Review.

  • Student Learning Outcomes Assessment: Instructional units assess courses every three years and program SLOs every seven years. Student service units assess PSLOs every three years.

College Level

  • Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs): Skyline College adopted five ISLOs for all students who attain an AA/AS degree. Beginning in 2021/2022, an ISLO will be featured and assessed each year.  Faculty will gain insights about how to foster the featured ISLO through curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment design via professional development. In the past, each ISLO was assessed within a three-year time-frame by a sample of faculty whose classes map up to the ISLO. Results were reviewed in Town Halls hosted by the Institutional Effectiveness Committee.

California Community College Chancellor's Office

  • Launchboard: This site is the most comprehensive, including dashboards pertaining to the Student Success Metrics, Community College Pipeline, Adult Education Pipeline, Student Workforce Program, Guided Pathways, and K-14 CTE Transitions.


  • Datamart: Reports pertain to a range of topics, from student achievement and transfer to headcount.


  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC): Skyline College is accredited by the ACCJC, a division of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Accreditation demonstrates to the public that the college is of high quality and is endorsed by its peer colleges.


  • Annual reports include ACCJC metrics, which include both institutional- set standards (floor) and stretch (aspirational) goals.