Accreditation Update

By Barbara Pongsrikul, Accreditation Steering Committee Co-Chair

The Self-Study final draft is in the final writing process and will then be formatted to meet the deadlines based on SDCE’s Accreditation timeline, which is partially shown below and will be posted in it's entirety on the SDCE Accreditation website. The final draft of the Self-Study will be vetted among all Shared Governance groups during the month of September.

The Self-Study evidence is being cataloged and will be posted on the Accreditation website after the Self-Study is a final draft and before it will go to the SDCCD Chancellor and SDCCD Board of Trustees for final approval. 

The next Steering Committee meeting is September 15, 2016 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at ECC in Room 186. Everyone is welcome to attend each month to get updates on the SCDE Accreditation Self-Study Process. Dr. Kate Alder our new Vice President of Instruction is SDCE's new Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO), and Dr. Alder will be at this meeting discussing our next steps preparing for the WASC visit in March 2017.


FALL 2016

August 2016

-Distribute final draft to college (1st day faculty officially return to work)

-Accreditation Update: Fall Convocation


September 2016

All Constituency Approval

-Academic Senate 

-Classified Senate 

-Associate Students 



First Week of October 2016

Vice Chancellors’ review of drafts of relative sections for fact check


First Week of November 2016

Board Subcommittee review of final draft Self-Study Reports for all colleges and SDCE


November 29, 2016

Chancellor’s Cabinet summary review of Self-Study Reports


November 30, 2016

District Governance Council (DGC) overview of Self-Study Reports


December 2016

SDCCD Board approval of Self-Study report



January 2017

Submission of Self-Study Report due to WASC Accrediting Commission 


March 12, 2017

Chancellors’s District Overview to Accreditation Team Chairs and Standard Leads 


March 13-16, 2017

Accreditation Site Visits


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