The League is pleased to provide the following resources for the accreditation efforts of California Community Colleges. The information listed below is a joint effort by the Community College League of California and the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. This page is for informational purposes only.

Background

Following many years of discussion, three California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) Accreditation Taskforces, and numerous reports/resolutions, the two current Accreditation Workgroups were formed in March 2016 by the Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges (CEOCCC) on behalf of the 113 community colleges in our system.

See CCCCEO Accreditation Reform Timeline 2009-2017 for a synopsis of CEO activities leading to the formation and activities of the two representative CEO Workgroups with representatives from the 11 California CEO regions):

Publications and Reports


Accreditation Updates


President of the League's Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges (CEOCCC) Board and Chancellor of the Los Rios CCD, Brian King, provides periodic updates on the progress of accreditation.

Greetings on behalf of the Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges (CEOCCC). The time has passed quickly since our time together at the end of February in Solvang at the Annual CEO Symposium.


Accreditation Workgroup II (WGII) has been meeting since May 2016 to pursue its charge of pursuing a model for regional accreditation that aligns all segments of higher education in the Western region.


Members of Workgroup I and II provided an update at the statewide CEO Symposium.


This coming weekend in Solvang will be a great opportunity for many of us to come together and explore a variety of issues and topics together at our statewide CEO Symposium.


The future of accreditation in California is in transition. For a number of years, community college system partners, the Chancellor’s Office and the Federal entities have raised numerous concerns on how the Accreditation Commission for Junior and Technical Colleges conducts its operations.


We look forward to seeing you at our next statewide CEO meeting at the League Annual Convention in Riverside on Thursday, November 17 from 1:15 to 4:15. This will be our first opportunity as a group to engage with our new Chancellor, Eloy Oakley.


As summer winds down, our work together on accreditation continues. Chancellor Helen Benjamin and I presented a Preliminary Report to ACCJC summarizing the efforts of Workgroup I (Improving ACCJC Structure, Function and Relations) on June 8, 2016.


The past month has again been a very productive period in advancing our work together to address short-term and long-term challenges involving accreditation.


The time since our discussion on accreditation at our statewide CEO meeting on March 13 has passed quickly. It is amazing that so much has been accomplished in a little more than two months. With a report scheduled at the next meeting of the Commission taking place June 8-10, the work will continue at a very rapid pace.


On behalf of the CEO Board, I want to take this opportunity to keep you informed of ongoing developments concerning accreditation in the Western Region.


The three weeks since the catalytic conversation about accreditation at the statewide CEO Symposium on March 14, 2016 have passed quickly. The California Community College Board of Governors approved a resolution on March 21 supporting the leadership of California community college presidents and chancellors in the effort to address challenges and opportunities involving accreditation.


The purpose of this email is to provide an update on the work of presidents and chancellors across California to address immediate and long-term challenges involving the accreditation of our colleges. Though the work involving accreditation has been ongoing for several years, the last couple of weeks have been particularly eventful and momentous, culminating in action taken by the Board of Governors today.