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Evergreen Valley College San José City College
This communication is to reassert to our students and community that both Evergreen Valley College and San José City College are FULLY ACCREDITED.
Every six years community colleges are reviewed by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (Commission) to ensure that all Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, and Commission policies are met.
At its June 4-6 meetings, the Commission reviewed follow-up reports submitted by EVC and SJCC. In the 7.3.2014 letters to the Colleges (EVC and SJCC), the Commission noted that the colleges were found to be out of compliance with Standard III.A.1.c. The Commission imposed "Probation" and required the colleges to submit a Follow-Up Report by March 15, 2015 providing evidence that Standard III.A.1.c has been met. The letters also state that "The accredited status of the institution continues during the probation period."
The compliance issue cited by the Commission is but one part of only one section of the accrediting criteria, and focuses on a complex labor relations issue faced by all community colleges across the state – an issue on which we feel we have made tremendous progress over the past year. The issue concerns the process by which we evaluate our faculty members' effectiveness, and ensuring that student learning outcomes are included as a component of their evaluation. The District has already begun the process to reengage with our academic senates and our faculty association (AFT 6157). In fact, at a Board of Trustees meeting on July 8, 2014 these faculty representatives expressed unanimous support for moving forward in a collaborative manner.
Our District is proud of its markers of excellence including:
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org. San José-Evergreen Community College District is fully committed to achieving our Mission "To meet the diverse educational and workforce needs of our community by empowering our students to become agents for socioeconomic change."