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2017 Reaffirmation

Reaffirmation of Accreditation 2017

Foothill College's accreditation was reaffirmed in January of 2018 by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) after the completion of a comprehensive self-study in August of 2017 and site evaluation team visit on October 9-13, 2017.

Foothill College – Recommendations and Commendation

The College received two recommendations for improvement and one commendation in the ACCJC's Action Letter for Reaffirmation of Accreditation.

READ below for explanation of the recommendations.

Letter from ACCJC

January 26, 2018 – Richard Winn, President, ACCJC

“The Team Report noted Recommendations for improving institutional effectiveness. These recommendations do not identify current areas of deficiency in institutional practice but, consisten with its mission to foster continuous improvement through the peer review process, the Commission encourages institutions to give serious consideration to the advice contained in the peer reviewers’ recommendations. The Commission anticipates that you will bring them and the team’s full report to the attention of your institution for serious consideration. In the Midterm Report, the College will include actions taken in response to the peer review team’s improvement recommendations.”

Recommendation for Improvement

In order to meet the Standard, the team recommends that the College regularly review and evaluate its institutional policies, procedures, resources, and management and governance processes to assure effectiveness in supporting academic quality. (I.B.7, I.C.5, III.A.1, III.A.12, III.A.13)

Recommendation for Improvement

In order to improve institutional effectiveness and enhance the College’s culture of evidence based decision making, the team recommends that the College continue its broad based, systemic evaluation and planning by assessing, analyzing, organizing and applying its assessment data to establish a robust set of evidence to determine how effectively the College is accomplishing its mission and meeting its institutional priorities to meet the educational needs of students. (I.A.2, I.B.7, I.B.9)


The team commends the College for exceeding Standard IV.A.1. College leaders create an environment where they encourage administrators, faculty, staff, and students to participate actively in projects, and initiatives that are intended to improve practices, programs, and services in which they are involved. The team further commends the College’s leaders on creating an environment that encourages innovation in the creation and implementation of unique equity-based student-centered programs and services that meet or exceed regional and statewide workforce and educational needs. (IV.A.1)


Self-Evaluation Report & QFE

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Elaine Kuo & Kelaiah Harris, Accreditation Support Team


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