HOW ACCREDITATION PROMOTES STUDENT SUCCESS
Interim President Marilyn Flores
Accreditation is an important process of continuous improvement that involves undergoing a thorough evaluation that focuses on quality standards that help to strengthen colleges.
With our long tradition as an independently accredited institution, Santa Ana College isone of the oldest community colleges in California. In its long history, the college has maintained a well-deserved reputation for excellence that provides students with rigorous, high quality education in a supportive environment that facilitates learning and the achievement of academic and/or training goals.
Santa Ana College’s accreditation was reaffirmed following a visit in October 2014. Today, the college maintains its accreditation status and is in the final stages of a renewal cycle. The process involves the development of an Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER), the submittal of the ISER to the accreditation commission in August 2021, followed by a review of the ISER from an accreditation team on October 7, 2021, and culminates with a focused site visit from the same accreditation team during the week of March 7-10, 2022.
Members of the general public or college community are welcome to provide third-party comments to assists the Commission as it considers applications for candidacy, accreditation, or reaffirmation of accreditation. In order to ensure evaluation of applicable third-party comments by the peer review team, third-party comments should be received by the Commission staff no later than five weeks before the peer review team’s focused site visit. Third-party comments may be submitted by completing the Commission’s online third-party comment form available via the ACCJC’s website: https://accjc.org/forms/third-party-comments/.
Announced by: Interim President Marilyn Flores, PhD., Santa Ana College