Dear EVC Community,
Accreditation is a voluntary system of self-regulation developed to evaluate overall educational quality and institutional effectiveness. The Accrediting Commission for Colleges and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), part of Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), accreditation process provides assurance to the public that the accredited member colleges meet the Standards; the education earned at the institutions is of value to the student who earned it; and employers, trade or profession-related licensing agencies, and other colleges and universities can accept a student’s credential as legitimate.
Every six years colleges voluntarily complete the ACCJC self-study process; this process evaluates the college’s performance as defined by the ACCJC for standards:
- Institutional Mission and Effectiveness
- Student Leaning Programs and Services
- Leadership and Governance
The college looks for where it meets or exceeds expectations; where it is deficient, plans are made for improvement. Following completion of the written self-study, visiting teams of peers from throughout the region visit each school looking for evidence the college is not just “talking the talk” but is indeed “walking the walk.”
In October of 2010, Evergreen Valley College hosted the visiting team. The work the team completed while here was invaluable for the college to move forward in the work of completing its mission:
With equity, opportunity and social justice as our guiding principles, Evergreen Valley College’s mission is to empower and prepare students from diverse backgrounds to succeed academically and to be civically responsible global citizens.
The EVC Accreditation Website was created to provide information about processes concerning accreditation. Every effort has been made to include all information pertinent to the overall accreditation cycle.
Keith, RJ, and Lisa