the college has published a self evaluation and will be
visited by an accreditation team from the ACCJC.
The following are useful Accreditation 2013 links:
• Accreditation 2013 Self Evaluation Report (link to SharePoint)
For additional information on Accreditation, please click on the links on the right
hand side of this Web page.
Why Accreditation is Important
Los Angeles Valley College is a fully-accredited institution that complies with the standards set by the accrediting body that reviews community colleges in this area, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), which is under the umbrella of the regional Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
This “stamp of approval” provides students, the public, faculty, and staff with assurances of our integrity, quality, and effectiveness. In addition, our accredited status allows us to receive federal funding for their students and enables courses to be used for transfer to other institutions.
Information on filing a complaint against the college regarding a possible violation of accreditation standards can be found on the website of the ACCJC, our regional accrediting agency, at www.accjc.org.
Who is Involved in the Accreditation Process?
Faculty, classified staff, administrators, and students participate in the process of evaluating our performance in light of the Commission’s standards as well as our own stated goals. Our comprehensive report, which sums up the findings of our research and discussions, is an accurate reflection of our strengths as well as our challenges as an institution.
LAVC was re-evaluated in Spring 2007 as part of the process undertaken every six years. The commission met in June 2007 and reviewed our college’s institutional self study report – two years in the making – as well as the report of the comprehensive visit to our campus of the accrediting commission team in March. At the June meeting, the Commission reaffirmed our accredited status.
The college submitted a progress report in March 2008 with an update on how we are meeting the accreditation team’s recommendations regarding district-wide issues. LAVC submitted another report in October 2008 on our progress in fulfilling the team’s recommendations for improvements at the college. At its June 2009 meeting, the ACCJC accepted the March 2009 follow-up report. A Midterm Report, submitted on March 15, 2010, documented the resolution of team recommendations made during the site visit in March 2007 and gave a summary of progress on college-identified plans for improvement as outlined in the self study report. In June 2010, the ACCJC sent a memo accepting our midterm report, The next comprehensive evaluation of LAVC will occur in Spring 2013.
For any questions, contact Deborah Kaye at (818) 947-2569 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.