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Download Complete 2010 Self Study

Certification
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  • Certification

Introduction
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  • Abstract
  • Organization of the Self Study
  • Description Background and Enrollment Statistics
  • Stages of Developing and Assessing Student Learning Outcomes
  • Off Campus Sites: Palmdale Center & Fox Field
  • Organizational Charts
  • Eligibility Requirements

Responses to 2004 Recommendations
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  • Responses to the 2004 Self Identified Plans since the 2007 Midterm Report

Standard I: Institutional Mission and Effectiveness
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  • IA: Mission
  • IB: Improving Institutional Effectiveness

Standard II: Student Learning Programs and Services
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  • IIA: Instructional Programs
  • IIB: Student Support Services
  • IIC: Library & Learning Support Services

Standard III: Resources
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  • IIIA: Human Resources
  • IIIB: Physical Resources
  • IIIC: Technology Resources
  • IIID: Financial Resources

Standard IV: Leadership and Governance
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  • IVA: Decision-Making Roles & Processes
  • IVB: Board and Administrative
    Organizations

Summary of Planning Agenda
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  • Summary of Planning Agenda

Acronyms
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  • Acronyms

Campus Map
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Welcome to the AVC Accreditation page!

Antelope Valley College - Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Antelope Valley College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges/Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC). AVC underwent its last complete accreditation self study in 2010. The self study was followed by a campus visit by accrediting commission representatives, which resulted in reaffirmation of accreditation in January 2011.

Substantive Change for Palmdale Center

In a move that reflects the growth of Antelope Valley College's Palmdale Center, the ACCJC/WASC has approved 20 online-based educational degree and certificate programs -- over 50 percent of which are offered through the center.

The Committee on Substantive Change of the ACCJC/WASC approved the expanded Palmdale Center, as well as 20 online-based programs offered through the center.

The committee's approval indicates that at least half of the coursework required for 12 degree and eight certificate programs can be completed online through the Palmdale Center. The accrediting commission is expected to affirm the committee's decision at its January 2012 meeting.

What is accreditation?

Accreditation is the process for evaluating and assuring the quality of education used by the American higher education community. It is a uniquely American quality assurance process through which institutions collectively set standards for good practice, conduct peer-based evaluations of institutions on a regular basis, confer accredited status on institutions, and make the results of accreditation review of institutions known to the public. Through accreditation, the higher education community shoulders the responsibility for monitoring the quality of the programs and services of member institutions. Agencies that develop and apply standards are often called accrediting commissions. Accrediting commissions were created by the collective group of institutions that wished to engage in the quality review and assurance process, and those institutions were and are referred to as the member institutions of a commission.

Who evaluates AVC's accreditation?

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC) oversees the accreditation status for Antelope Valley College. ACCJC:

  • Sets standards for good practice.
  • Conducts peer-based evaluations of institutions.
  • Confers accredited status on institutions
  • Makes the results of accreditation review known to the public.

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 506-0234
www.accjc.org

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