2010 Accreditation

MiraCosta College is preparing its self-study in preparation for the visiting team in March 2010. The Western Association of Schools and College (WASC) through the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) has adopted a new set of standards centered around student learning outcomes.

2010 Self Study

2010 Self Study Addendum

Accreditation Visiting Team & Exit Report: March 4, 2010

Accreditation Trichairs

2010 Steering Committee Membership

2010 Accreditation Subcommittee Membership

Standard I: Institutional Mission & Effectiveness

Standard II: Student Programs & Services Subcommittee A: Instructional Programs

Standard II: Student Programs & Services Subcommittee B: Student Support Services

Standard II: Student Programs & Services Subcommittee C: Library & Learning Support Services

Standard III: Resources Subcommittee A: Human Resources

Standard III: Resources Subcommittee B: Physical Resources

Standard III: Resources Subcommittee C: Technological Resources

Standard III: Resources Subcommittee D: Financial Resources

Standard IV: Leadership & Governance

2010 Accreditation Timeline

February 12, 2008

Organizational meeting of the steering committee for the self-study.

March 11, 2008

Tri-chairs meet to select and recommend to superintendent/president standard and sub-standard chairs for the self-study.

April 1, 2008

Invitation to all employees to serve on standard and sub-standard committees.

April 15, 2008

The steering committee meets to determine the standard and sub-standard teams.

July 1, 2008

Tri-chairs meet regularly over Summer 2008 to review 2002 accreditation survey results and to prepare for new surveys.

August 1, 2008

During flex week, standard and sub-standard teams meet to affirm the accreditation timeline; begin survey development; and determine necessary research related to the self-study.

September 1, 2008

Standard and sub-standard teams gather data, and tri-chairs meet with standard and sub-standard teams to offer support and assistance.

September 12, 2008

Steering committee meets with Director of Institutional Research to review survey drafts.

October 1, 2008

Students, staff and faculty complete survey instruments related to accreditation.  Standard and sub-standard teams continue to gather data. Charis meet with tri-chairs.

November 1, 2008

Standard and sub-standard teams continue to gather, analyze survey results, and begin to draft self-study responses to accreditation standards.

December 1, 2008

Recruit and interview technical writer.  Identify secretarial support.

January 1, 2009

Hire technical writer and designate secretarial support person. Both people will work in support of the self-study through November 2009. The secretary will again be assigned to accreditation support for February and March 2010 to prepare for and manage the logistics of the accreditation site visit.

February 1, 2009

Tri-chairs and technical writer meet with standards teams.

March 1, 2009

Standards and sub-standards chairs submit first drafts of each standard or sub-standard.  Drafts are posted online for comment and proposed revisions by staff members.

April 1, 2009

April through June:  Tri-chairs and technical writer review draft documents and secretarial assistant indexes support documents and helps to place them in proper context within the self-study.

Standard and sub-standard chairs review first drafts once they are returned by the tri-chairs with comments, rewrite as necessary and revised draft developed.

July 1, 2009

Draft of the entire self-study sent to ACCJC consultant, possibly the director, for suggestions.

August 1, 2009 Tri-chairs provide overview of accreditation process at fall All College Day.
September 2, 2009 Academic Senate Council, Classified Senate Council, and Student Senate review the draft self-study report.
October 1, 2009

The draft document is edited for grammar and consistency and final revisions are made.

The final document is posted on the college web site for campus review.

November 1, 2009 Final sign off of the self-study document by various representatives of appropriate campus constituencies.
December 1, 2009 Self-study and supporting documents mailed to the accrediting commission and the visiting team.
January 1, 2010 All College Meeting held to discuss the accreditation visit. Details of visiting team brochure are finalized and the brochure prepared for distribution at all college sites.
January 2, 2010 January & February: Logistical arrangements for the accreditation site visit are made in consultation with the site visit team chair.
March 1, 2010 The accreditation visit takes place.

2010 Survey Results