Accreditation


Accreditation 2020

Los Medanos College’s Institutional Self-Evaluation Report has been submitted to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. A visiting team will be on campus virtually October 5-8, 2020 to verify the report. Information about public forums which will be held during the team visit will be posted here as soon as they are finalized.

Purpose of the Self-Evaluation Process

An ACCJC member institution accepts the obligation to undergo an educational quality and institutional effectiveness review every six years to maintain its accredited status. The first step in this process is a self evaluation. The self-evaluation process serves several purposes. First it is an opportunity for the institution to conduct a thorough self evaluation against the Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, including federal requirements, and Commission policies, and the institution's own objectives. The process should enable the institution to consider the quality of its programs and services, the institution's effectiveness in supporting student success, and the degree to which the institution is meeting its own expectations (institution-set standards).

Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER) 2020

Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER) 2020

(Submitted to ACCJC, 7.30.2020)

List of ISER 2020 Contributors   

 

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges welcomes third-party comments about the 2020 Institutional Self-Evaluation Report and about LMC. To make a comment, please do so here: ACCJC Third-Party Comment Form

A third-party comment assists the Commission as it considers applications for candidacy, accreditation, or reaffirmation of accreditation. When an institution is undergoing a review, the Commission requires the institution’s chief executive officer to notify the campus community and public of the opportunity for submission of third-party comments and the process for doing so. Such comments must be submitted in writing, signed, and accompanied by the affiliation, return address and telephone number of the correspondent. The Commission meets in January and June of each calendar year to take actions on institutions.

 

 

Visiting Team Members (October 5-8, 2020)

The visiting team members for the October 5-8, 2020 Los Medanos College have been selected. They are coming from colleges in California.


 

Visiting Team Meeting Schedule (October 5-8, 2020)

 
Please View the Full Accreditation Schedule: Schedule At-A-Glance (9.30.2020)
Daily Schedule is available 
  1. Monday, Oct 5, 2020
  2. Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020
  3. Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020

In addition to individual and group interviews, there are four (4) college-wide virtual meetings in which our campus community is encouraged to attend. The Public Forums are intended for the Peer Review Team to meet the Faculty, Classified Professionals, Students, and Community Members of Los Medanos College, and to communicate the outstanding work we do for our students and the community. 

1. Welcome Greeting – Monday, October 5, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.*

The Welcome Greeting Virtual Reception is designed to kick-off our Peer Review Virtual Visit, acknowledge the Peer Review Visiting Team, the purpose of the comprehensive visit, and to provide recognition of college-wide efforts in developing in the ISER 2020 and preparing for the visit.

2. Public Forum #1 – Tuesday, October 6, 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.*

The Public Forum is intended for the Peer Review Team to engage in meaningful interaction and dialogue with the Faculty, Classified Professionals, Students and Community Members of Los Medanos College. The Public Forum requires that the Zoom video function be enabled, the chat function disabled, and participants muted upon entry. Please note, the Peer Review Team will be utilizing the “Raise Your Hand” feature to ask questions and/or provide comments. Participants will be unmuted in the order their “hand is raised” to engage in dialogue with the Team.  

3. Public Forum #2 – Wednesday, October 7, 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.*

The Public Forum is intended for the Peer Review Team to engage in meaningful interaction and dialogue with the Faculty, Classified Professionals, Students and Community Members of Los Medanos College. The Public Forum requires that the Zoom video function be enabled, the chat function disabled, and participants muted upon entry. Please note, the Peer Review Team will be utilizing the “Raise Your Hand” feature to ask questions and/or provide comments. Participants will be unmuted in the order their “hand is raised” to engage in dialogue with the Team.

4. Exit Report – Thursday, October 8, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

The Exit Report is a one-way communication Zoom Webinar. The Team Chair will communicate the preliminary findings from the ISER 2020 and the Virtual Team Visit. The Exit Report requires that the video and chat functions be disabled and all participants will be muted. Once the Team Chair concludes the Exit Report the Peer Review Team will promptly leave the meeting.

 


 

Peer Review Team  Report

Peer Review Team Report (2.1.2021)  that visited Los Medanos College between October 5-8, 2020.

The most recent letter of accreditation  was received by the college from the ACCJC on February 1, 2021. Read the Action Letter