ACCJC Reaffirms Fullerton College’s Accreditation
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges acted to reaffirm Fullerton College’s accreditation for the remainder of the cycle, which lasts until 2024.
The Commission found that Fullerton College appropriately responded to compliance requirements related to the areas of distance education and Institutional Student Learning Outcomes, and the college meets each of the standards for accreditation.
“On behalf of the Commission, I wish to express appreciation for the diligent work and thoughtful reflection that Fullerton College undertook to respond to these requirements. These efforts confirm that peer review can well serve the multiple constituencies of higher education by both ensuring and encouraging institutional quality and effectiveness,” stated ACCJC President Richard Winn in a June 28, 2019 letter to Fullerton College President Greg Schulz.
Fullerton College completed a regular evaluation by the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges in October 2017 when a team of evaluators visited the campus to complete its evaluation of the college’s performance on a set of accreditation standards. To prepare for the visit, the Accreditation Steering Committee prepared an Institutional Self-evaluation Report. On January 26, 2018, Fullerton College received the ACCJC action letter pursuant to the accreditation site visit. The Commission acted to reaffirm the college’s accreditation for 18 months and required the college to conduct a follow-up report which was due by March 1, 2019, and was followed up by a visit from a peer review team. At its June 5-7, 2019 meeting, ACCJC reaffirmed the college’s accreditation for the remainder of the cycle based on the follow-up report.
The next step in the college’s ongoing accreditation process will be to complete the Midterm Report, due on October 15, 2021. The college’s next comprehensive accreditation report and site visit will be in the fall term of 2024.
“I’m grateful for the leadership of our Accreditation Co-Chairs, Vice President of Instruction Dr. José Ramón Núñez and Professor Danielle Fouquette and grateful to our campus community for coming together to prepare the Follow-Up Report in March which outlined our progress and continued improvement in the areas of distance education and our Institutional Student Learning Outcomes,” Schulz said.