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Institutional Self-Evaluation Peer Review Site Visit

February 28 - March 3, 2022February 28, 2022
4 months to go.

ISER 2022

The Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER) 2022 has been forward to the Governing Board for the October19th meeting and is available fo campus review. The draft will continue to undergo minor revisions.

Peer Review Visit 2022

The Peer Review Visit is scheduled for  February 28-March 3, 2022. Check back here  in 2022 for details, including peer reviewer bios and scheduled events and interviews.

Palomar College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation and the Department of Education.

10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204
Novato, CA 94949

P: (415) 506-0234 |F: (415) 506-0238
E: accjc@accjc.org

Palomar College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation and the Department of Education.

10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204
Novato, CA 94949
P: (415) 506-0234 |F: (415) 506-0238
E: accjc@accjc.org

Exploring a Legacy of Excellence

The Accreditation Writing Teams have prepared a draft of the Institutional Self-Evaluation Report for campus review. The report is still in draft form and continues to undergo grammatical, organizational, and formatting edits. We welcome all content feedback, which can be sent to Marti Snyder at msnyder2@palomar.edu. In your submission, please include the Standard and page number you are referencing. Thank you.

10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204
Novato, CA 94949

P: (415) 506-0234 |F: (415) 506-0238
E: accjc@accjc.org

What is Accreditation?

“Accreditation is the process for evaluating and assuring the quality of education used by the American higher education community. It is a uniquely American quality assurance process through which institutions collectively set standards for good practice, conduct peer-based evaluations of institutions on a regular basis, confer accredited status on institutions, and make the results of accreditation review of institutions known to the public.

“Through accreditation, the higher education community shoulders the responsibility for monitoring the quality of the programs and services of member institutions.”

 

Accreditation Reporting Cycle

The processes of accreditation operate on a seven year cycle. Institutions are required to submit an Institutional Self Evaluation (ISER) every seven years, a possible follow-up report in year two, and a midterm report in year four. Additional Accreditation Reports and Fiscal Reports are required annually. Whenever an institution undergoes a substantive change, a Substantive Change Proposal is required as well. For a visual representation of the seven year reporting cycle, please click on the Accreditation Reporting Map.

Image Sources

  • ACCJC Logo – high res-01: ACCJC permitted use
  • accreditation seven year mapping 2021-01-13: Palomar College