Key Document Links
This page contains links to formal reports and significant communications between College of the Siskiyous and the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The reports are listed in reverse chronological order, from the most recent documents to the oldest.
Reports from 2010 through Present
ACCJC Action Letter (response to midterm report July 2013)
COS Midterm Report, March 2013
COS College Status Report on Student Learning Outcome Implementation (Spring 2013)
ACCJC Action Letter (reaffirm Accreditation, July 2012)
Visiting Team Follow-Up Report, May 2012
COS Follow-Up Report, March 2012
Action Letter (continued Warning), June 2011
Team Follow-Up Evaluation Report, April 2011
COS Follow-Up Report, March 2011
Action Letter (issued Warning), June 2010
Team Evaluation Report Summary, March 2010
Team Evaluation Report, March 2010
Accreditation Self Study, 2009-10
Reports from 2004 through 2009
Midterm Report, March 2007
Progress Report, October 2005
Action Letter (Reaffirmation of Accreditation), June 2004
Team Evaluation Report, March 2004
Accreditation Self Study, 2003-04
Below you will find links to publications of the ACCJC that are helpful in understanding and participating in the accreditation process.
Accreditation Standards (annotated)
ACCJC Rubric for Evaluating Institutional Effectiveness
to Evaluating Institutions: Questions an institution
can ask itself when comparing itself to the Accreditation Standards.
Study Manual: Instructions on how to conduct the
insitutional self evaluation process and how to write the Self Study report.
Reference Handbook: The Standards, eligibility requirements
for accredited institutions, and Commission Policies from which
the Standards are derived.
Learning Manual: WASC policies and guidelines related
to all forms of Distance Learning.
The organizations below provide more information on accreditation in higher education.
Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association
of Schools and Colleges
for Higher Education Accreditation
of Higher Education and Accreditation
Office of Planning, Assessment, & Research
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