San Jose City College Accreditation
San Jose City College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for
Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and
Colleges, which accredits community colleges and other associate degree
granting institutions in the Western region of the U.S. One of seven
regional accrediting commissions, the ACCJC is authorized to operate by the
U.S. Department of Education through the Higher Education Opportunity Act of
2008. The criteria are research-based guidelines of systemic school improvement
that address accreditation’s central tenet: a school operates with a clear
understanding of its purpose.
Accreditation is a voluntary system of self-regulation developed to evaluate
overall educational quality and institutional effectiveness (The ACCJC’s
complete Purpose Statement is available in Article I, section 2 of its Bylaws).
The ACCJC accreditation process provides assurance to the public that the
accredited member colleges meet the Standards; the education earned at the
institutions is of value to the student who earned it; and employers, trade or
profession-related licensing agencies, and other colleges and universities can
accept a student’s credential as legitimate.
For more information on San Jose City College’s Accreditation, please contact
Duncan Graham, Accreditation Liaison Officer by phone (408) 288-3142 or by
THIRD-PARTY COMMENTS TO ACCJC
A third-party comment may be submitted to the Commission at any time as it relates to the compliance of a member institution with Eligibilty Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Such comment must be submitted in writing, signed, and accompanied by the affiliation, return address, and telephone number of the correspondent. Commission staff will review all third-party comments to assess its applicability to Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Institutions will be provided with an opportunity to review applicable third-party comments.
Individuals who wish to make comments on the institutions that are undergoing review in the current semester, and that are being considered by the Commission at its next meeting, should use the Third Party Comment Form and be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address. The comments must be received five weeks before the scheduled Commission meeting.
To access the complaint for, click this link: http://www.accjc.org/complaint-process
ACCJC, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949
OTHER ACCREDITATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS, AND APPROVALS
The following San Jose City College programs have additional accreditation, certification, or approval through thier respective agencies:
Alcohol and Drug Studies: California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals
Cosmetology and Esthetician: California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
Dental Assisting: Dental Board of California
Emergency Medical Services: County of Santa Clara Emergency Medical Services
Real Estate: California Bureau of Real Estate
ACCJC Reaffirmation Letter 2015
Substantive Change Proposal The evidence housed here are documents with no other direct link from the Substantive Change Proposal.
Substantive Change Proposal
Doc.3: SJCC Distance ED 12 FA-15SP Demographics District
Doc.3: Table 1 SJCC Distance Ed12FA-15SP Demographics
Doc. 4: California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Management Information Systems Datamart
Doc.5: SJCC Fall14 Distance Ed Enrollment
Doc. 8: TracDat San Jose City College
Doc. 9: Distance Education Supplement Form
Doc.11: Comprehensive Program Review Form Academic Affairs
Doc.12: Distance Education Meeting April, 20, 2015 Minutes
Doc.13: 2015-16 Reassigned Time Available Positions
Doc.14: Dean of Library Learning Resources and Distance Education
Doc.16: Distance Education Coordinator 2015-16Doc. 17: Moodle Workshop Advertisement
Doc.19: BSI Conference Funds Application
Doc.20: Professional Development Funds Application
Doc 22: SJCC Comprehensive Program Review Schedule 2014-2018
Doc. 35: Academic Senate Meeting Minutes 5-19-15
Doc.36: SJECCD Board Policy Chapter 5 Student Services
Doc. 46: SJECCD Delineation of Functions Map 2012-13
Doc.47: Perkins Professional Development Activity ApplicationDoc.-Activities at the Professional Development Center (GE-118)
2016 COMPREHENSIVE SELF EVALUATION REPORT and Feedback
San Jose City College is scheduled for a Comprehensive Self Evaluation in 2016. For the final report, click on the link below:
ACCREDITATION SELF EVALUATION REPORT AUGUST 2016
The report was compiled via Tri-Chairs for each of the four Accreditation Standards. For evidence documents relating to the report, see 2016 webpage.
See Tri-Chairs and Accreditation Timeline below.
2016 Timeline with Dates
2015 Accreditation Follow-Up report
Below is the 2015 Accreditation Follow-Up Report for San Jose City College.
2014 ACCREDITATION Follow-Up Report
Below is the 2014 Accreditation Follow-Up Report for San Jose City College.
2013 Accreditation Midterm report
Below is the 2013 Accreditation Midterm Report for San Jose City College.
2012 Accreditation Follow-Up Report
Below is the 2012 Accreditation Follow-Up Report for San Jose City College.
2011 Accreditation Follow-Up Report
Below is the 2011 Accreditation Follow-Up Report for San Jose City College.
2010 Accreditation Self-Study
Below is the 2010 Accreditation Self Study Report for San Jose City College.
Duncan W. Graham
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges - ACCJC
ACCJC PUBLIC SESSION June 5
Institutional Set Standards
2016 Accreditation Visiting Team Bios
08-23-16 ACCJC Letter - Team List
SER Acknowledgement Letter 08-10-16
06-24-16 Team Members and visit schedule
Team Chair appointed for External Evaluation Visit - 04-04-16
Commission Actions on Policy
June 2016 Preliminary Agenda
Substantive Change Proposal Letter 03-29-2016
Site Team Visit 2016
Tri-Chair Meeting Agendas & NotesTri-Chair Meeting 10-02-2015
Tri-Chair Meeting 10-16-2015
Tri-Chair Meeting 11-06-2015
Tri-Chair Meeting 11-20-2015
Tri-Chair Meeting 02-05-2016