FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR AND THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
February 13, 2017
ACCJC reaffirmed accreditation to Ventura County Community College District colleges, Feb. 2017.
Following the accreditation visits from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC), in September 2016, Chancellor Bernard Luskin, is pleased to announce the commission reaffirmed accreditation for 18 months for Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura colleges.
After careful review of the Institutional Self-Evaluation Reports and evidentiary materials submitted by each institution, the ACCJC determined that each college “is in substantial compliance” with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards and Commission policies for reaffirmation. An 18-month review of recommended improvements noted in the evaluations followed by a visit to each campus by Commission representatives will be scheduled.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we are pleased with the findings of the ACCJC,” stated VCCCD Board Chair Bernardo Perez. “The Board is proud of the hard work the colleges put forth in the self-evaluation reports and look forward to supporting the college presidents in meeting any recommended improvements suggested by the ACCJC,” added Perez.
The ACCJC’s Eligibility Requirements and Standards may be found on the ACCJC website at www.accjc.org.
Dr. Bernard Luskin
PUBLIC NOTICE FOR MOORPARK COLLEGE, OXNARD COLLEGE AND VENTURA COLLEGE
August 6, 2016
This Notice has been developed to advise the public, consistent with the policies of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) for public disclosure, that evaluation teams from the ACCJC will visit Moorpark College, Oxnard College and Ventura College during the period from September 26 – 29, 2016, for the purpose of a comprehensive evaluation visit to determine if each of the three colleges is eligible for renewal of its current ACCJC accreditation.
Accreditation by the ACCJC certifies that a college has been found to meet rigorous requirements. The ACCJC’s Eligibility Requirements & Standards can be found on the ACCJC website at www.accjc.org. The ACCJC reviews the overall quality of each institution every six years.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any member of the public may submit written comments regarding the Moorpark College’s accreditation status to Julius Sokenu, Ed.D., Accreditation Liaison Officer, Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA 93021, by email firstname.lastname@example.org . Any member of the public may submit written comments regarding the Oxnard College’s accreditation status to Rojelio Vasquez, Accreditation Liaison Officer, Oxnard College, 4000 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93001 by email email@example.com. Any member of the public may submit written comments regarding the Ventura College’s accreditation status to Kim Hoffmans, Ed.D., Accreditation Liaison Officer, Ventura College 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, California 93003 by email firstname.lastname@example.org . Written comments may also be submitted for each college by completing a third party comment form found on the ACCJC website at http://www.accjc.org. Public comments will be accepted through August 19, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.
DISTRICT COLLEGES SUBMIT INSTITUTIONAL SELF EVALUATION REPORTS TO THE ACCJC
Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College submitted their Institutional Self Evaluation Reports to the ACCJC in July, 2016 to meet Eligibility Requirements for continued accreditation.
Institutions that have achieved accreditation are expected to include in their Institutional Self Evaluation Report information demonstrating that they continue to meet the eligibility requirements. Accredited institutions must separately address Eligibility Requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the Institutional Self Evaluation Report. The remaining Eligibility Requirements will be addressed in the institution’s response to the relevant sections of the Accreditation Standards.
REPORT OF THE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES CHANCELLOR’S OFFICE TASK FORCE ON ACCREDITATION (2015)
California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Comments on Release of 2015 Chancellor’s Office Task Force Report on Accreditation (August 28, 2015)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on today's release of the report by the 2015 Chancellor's Office Task Force Report on Accreditation:
"I'd like to thank the task force members for their work on this document. I generally agree with the findings and believe that it is in the best interest of our 2.1 million students that we begin a conversation focused on changing the way our colleges are accredited in the future. Regional accreditation is vitally important in helping to ensure academic quality, but the current approach is not serving our colleges and students well. I look forward to discussing these recommendations with our shared governance body and with the Board of Governors to seek their input."
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The 2015 Chancellor's Office Task Force Report on Accreditation Report is available
DISTRICT COLLEGES RECEIVE CONTINUED AFFIRMATION OF ACCREDITATION
On February 7, 2014, Ventura College, Oxnard College, and Moorpark College received notification that the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) has reaffirmed accreditation for all three colleges. The decision to continue affirmation of accreditation was based on college midterm reports submitted to the ACCJC in October 2013.
"The Presidents and I are pleased that the colleges remain fully accredited and that we have responded to Commission recommendations successfully," stated Chancellor Jamillah Moore, Ventura County Community College District. "It is the result of a team effort that involved many individuals and groups Districtwide." Ventura College President Greg Gillespie commented, "This is exciting news for our campus. The reaffirmation of accreditation demonstrates our continued focus on student learning and improvement."
The next comprehensive evaluation for accreditation is scheduled for October 2016. The District Board of Trustees expressed appreciation for staff's hard work. Board Chair Art Hernández noted, "Although our next accreditation visit is not until 2016, the District and colleges are continuing to maintain compliance required by Commission Standards. Faculty and staff are committed to excellence in serving our students and the community."
ACCREDITING COMMISSION MEETING JANUARY 8-10, 2014:
Preliminary Public Session Agenda
The January meeting of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) scheduled for January 8-10, 2014, is being held at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, Sacramento, California. The Commission will meet in Closed Session to consider institutional actions, January 8-10, 2014. The Public Session will be held January 10, beginning at 1:00 p.m. It is open to members of the public; as per normal practice, there will be approximately 20 seats available. (See Agenda below.)
ACCREDITING COMMISSION CONFIRMS VCCCD COLLEGES' ACCREDITATION
Ventura County Community College District is pleased to announce that Ventura College, Oxnard College, and Moorpark College have been removed from probation status and returned to full compliance with accreditation standards. All three Colleges are in good standing with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (Commission), the accrediting agency that ensures its member institutions meet required institutional standards recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
At its January 2013 meeting, the Commission took action to remove Ventura College and Oxnard College from probation and reaffirmed accreditation. Moorpark College was also removed from probation, and its accreditation remained reaffirmed.
Board Chair Bernardo Perez commended faculty, staff, and students. "This is the news we have been waiting to hear. The Board is extremely grateful to the Colleges and District community for their diligent contributions in providing successful responses to the District recommendations." Chancellor Jamillah Moore commented on the findings, stating, "In the spirit of continuous improvement, College and District staff and the Board worked together to ensure compliance in all areas recommended by the Commission. It was a team effort that resulted in a rewarding outcome."
As part of the regular accreditation evaluation cycle, the Colleges are required to submit midterm reports to the Commission in October 2013. The midterm reports will demonstrate sustained changes and improvements, address how accreditation recommendations have been resolved, and describe progress on College-identified recommendations for improvement.
College Accreditation Follow-Up Reports, Follow-Up Visit Evaluation Reports, and the Commission's action letters are provided below.
- Moorpark College Commission Action Letter
- Moorpark College Follow-Up Visit Evaluation Report
- Moorpark College Follow-Up Accreditation Report
- Oxnard College Commission Action Letter
- Oxnard College Follow-Up Visit Evaluation Report
- Oxnard College Follow-Up Accreditation Report
- Ventura College Commission Action Letter
- Ventura College Follow-Up Visit Evaluation Report
- Ventura College Follow-Up Accreditation Report
For questions regarding accreditation, please contact the Chancellor's Office at (805) 652-5502.