Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Upcoming Mendocino College accreditation review visit announced

NORTH COAST, Calif. – The Mendocino-Lake Community College District will undergo a regularly scheduled comprehensive evaluation visit in February 2020 by a team representing the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, or ACCJC.

Mendocino College is currently accredited by the ACCJC and was last evaluated and reaffirmed in June 2014.

This upcoming review coincides with the normal accreditation visit cycle of every six years.

“The accreditation process has been put in place so that we can take a close look at what we do very well for our students and communities and to find areas where we can improve. We want the accrediting team to see the quality work we do and learn how we are meeting the education and training needs of our district,” said Mendocino College interim Superintendent/President Eileen Cichocki.

The ACCJC works with its member institutions to advance educational quality and student learning and achievement.

This collaboration fosters institutional excellence and continuous improvement through innovation, self-analysis, peer review, and application of standards.

It is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a reliable authority regarding the quality of education offered by the institutions it accredits.

As part of the accreditation reaffirmation process, the public is invited to submit comments about Mendocino College to the accrediting body by completing a third party comment form on the ACCJC website, https://accjc.org/forms/third-party-comments/.

“Accreditation is an incredible process with so many faculty and staff contributing to the effort. We encourage the public to participate by submitting comments prior to the accreditation team’s visit in February,” says Debra Polak, vice president of academic affairs and accreditation liaison officer.

A copy of the Mendocino College 2019 Institutional Self-Evaluation Report will be available in December 2019 through the college website, https://www.mendocino.edu/college/accreditation.

If a member of the community has questions regarding the Mendocino College accreditation process, please contact Debra Polak, accreditation liaison officer, at 707-468-3068.

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