Here you will find information that will assist students and members of the public who wish to file a formal complaint to the Commission about one of its member institutions: ACCJC Complaint Process
2009-10 Accreditation Reports and Letters
Dr. Rocha's Letter to PCC, July 8, 2010
Final Evaluation and Recommendations, May 15, 2009
Dr. Paulette J. Perfumo Letter to PCC, July 13, 2009
Accreditation is a system by which every six years an institution evaluates itself in accordance with standards of good practice regarding goals and objectives; the appropriateness, sufficiency, and utilization of resources; the usefulness, integrity, and effectiveness of its processes; and the extent to which it is achieving its intended outcomes. It is a process by which educational institutions provide students, the public, and each other with assurances of institutional integrity, quality, and effectiveness. It is a continuing process designed to encourage planning for institutional improvement in quality and effectiveness.
A major part of the accreditation process involves an in-depth self-study by the institution and then a visitation by a group of experts who examine the college and validate the self-study.
Each institution affiliated with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) accepts the obligation to undergo periodic evaluation through self study and professional peer review. The heart of this obligation is the conducting of a rigorous self study during which an institution appraises itself in terms of its stated purposes. A Comprehensive self-study is required every six years following initial accreditation.
For questions regarding the accreditation process, you may contact Institutional Planning & Research, at 626-585-7759.