of Accreditation Activity
- Spring 2014 - Prepare for Instituional Self-Evaluation
- April 2014
Training for College personnel, provided by Jack Pond, ACCJC.
- Fall 2014 - Research and Data Collection
- August 2014
Establish Steering Committee.
Flex Week - Orientation Day kick-off.
- September 2014
Form Standards subcommittees.
Begin research to identify evidence.
- October 2014
Create and distribute accreditation survey and conduct other data gathering.
- November 2014
Analyze survey results.
Continue identifying evidence.
Identify deficiencies and fix the simple ones.
Assign complex deficiencies to appropriate groups or departments.
Take actions to fix deficiencies.
Subcommittees begin writing descriptions of evidence that COS meets Standards.
- Spring 2015 - First Draft of Self-Study Report Prepared
Subcommittees continue descriptions of evidence that COS meets Standards, including updated evidence of actions taken that address the deficiencies.
Subcommittees write analyses of how COS meets standards.
- March 2015
Compile first complete draft (Draft A) of the institutional self-evaluation report
Publish Draft A for campus and public review.
- April 2015
Conduct campus forums to gather feedback on Draft A.
- May-June 2015
Revise. Complete Draft B.
- Summer 2015 - Board Review
- July 2015
Board review and feedback at annual Board Retreat.
- August 2015
Final revising, editing, and formatting.
- Fall 2015 - Final Draft of Self-Study Report Prepared
- September 2015
Board of Trustees "first reading."
- October 2015
Board of Trustees "second reading" and acceptance.
- November 2015
Report printed and website finalized with all evidence and links.
- December 2015
Report submitted to the ACCJC.
- Spring 2016 - Visit and Decision
- March 2016
The ACCJC sends an evaluation team.
- July 2016
The ACCJC makes its decision about the status of COS.
Office of Research and Evaluation
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