Accreditation

Palomar College 2022 Institutional Self Evaluation 

 Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER) 2022

Submitted to ACCJC on 12/17/2021

Peer Review Visit – Count down to kick-off

February 28 - March 3, 2022February 28, 2022
ISER Peer Review Site Visit Underway

Accreditation Peer Review Site Visit

Check here often for updates.

Peer Review Team Roster and Bios

Accreditation Site Visit Open Forums

The open forums provide an opportunity to share your perspective on the college's effort to meet Accreditation Standards. The forums are open to students, staff, and the surrounding Palomar community.

To sign up for either or both open forums, please click on the buttons shown below.

Accreditation Exit Report

The peer review team will provide a summary report of their findings after concluding their review of the Institutional Self Evaluation Report and all campus interviews. This is a strictly a reporting of any commendations/suggestions for improvement from the team and will not be interactive. The Exit Report meeting is open to students, staff, and the surrounding Palomar community.

*Employees have been invited to the Exit Report through Outlook.

Palomar College Prep for the Site Visit

ISER Pre-visit Campus Forums

Tips for engaging with the Peer Review Team 

Jeopardy Question and Answers (2/9/21 Forum)

Campus Countdown to Accreditation emails 

 

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.

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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.

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Novato, CA 94949
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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.”

 

ACCJC Spring Webinar Series Lineup

 ACCJC Spring 2022 Webinar Series Lineup Dear Colleagues, Commissioners and staff look forward to hosting the ACCJC "Collective Dialogues: Advancing Innovation and Quality with our Institutions" webinar series this spring. The webinars will be facilitated by ACCJC Commissioner Randy Beach, Chair of the Educational Programming Committee. Here's a quick snapshot of this semester's webinars held on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (PST/PDT): • Annual Report and Annual Fiscal Report (Tuesday, February 15th) • Changes in Distance Education Regulations (Tuesday, March 15th) • The Formative Summative Peer Review Model (Tuesday, April 19th) • Standards Review Update (Tuesday, May 17th) Please visit our webinar webpage for up-to-date information on each webinar as well as Zoom links and recordings of past webinars. We are very much looking forward to this semester's webinars. See you in February! Sincerely, Randy Beach Cindy Miles Kevin Bontenbal ACCJC Commissioner ACCJC Interim President ACCJC Vice President Faculty, Southwestern College cmiles@accjc.org kbontenbal@accjc.org

 

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.

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