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Accreditation

Laney College Accreditation

Laney College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949
(415) 506-0234 Phone    (415) 506-0238 Fax     Email: accjc@accjc.org    https://accjc.org


2021 ACCREDITATION DOCUMENTS

Laney College Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER)

ACCJC Letter 2020_01_06 Acknowledging Receipt of ISER


2020 ACCREDITATION DOCUMENTS

Laney College ACCJC November 2020 Response

ACCJC Action Letter-January 27, 2020

(Previous years’ documents and files can be found in the Archive.)


UPCOMING MARCH 2021 VISIT: An ACCJC peer review team will visit Laney College (virtually) from March 1-4 2021. More information about that visit, and how the College will prepare for it, can be found HERE.

Accreditation Liaison Officer: Rupinder Bhatia, Director of College IT Services-  rbhatia@peralta.edu

Faculty Accreditation Coordinator: Chris Weidenbach, English department chair – cweidenbach@peralta.edu

RECENT INTERACTIONS:

ACCJC Meeting, January 2021: President Rudy Besikof, accompanied by Chancellor Carla Walter and Vice President for Administrative Services Derek Pinto,  addressed the ACCJC at its January meeting to provide additional information and clarifications on the Special Report.

December 2020 Visit: A three-person Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) team headed by Dr. Kindred Murrillo, Superintendent/President, Southwestern College/Chair for the Peralta CCD Fiscal Monitoring Site, visited the District (virtually) on December 16 – 17, 2020. Other members of the team are Administrative Member Mr. Mario Rodriguez, Vice Chancellor of Finance Los Rios Community College; and the team’s ACCJC STAFF LIAISON, Dr. Stephanie Droker President of ACCJC. The team interviewed District and College personnel as follow-up to a Special Report submitted by the College in November to correct deficiencies related to compliance with ACCJC regulations.


THIRD PARTY COMMENTS: Individuals who wish to make comments on the institutions that are undergoing review in the current semester and that are being considered by the Commission at its next meeting, should use the Third Party Comments Form (https://accjc.org/forms/third-party-comments/) and be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address. The comments must be received five weeks before the scheduled peer review team visit. (Five weeks prior to the March 1-4 visit is Jan. 25th.)


COMPLAINT POLICY: Students and members of the public who desire to file a formal complaint to the Commission about one of its member institutions should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission. The following is a link to the Commission’s Policy on Student and Public Complaints Against Institutions along with the appropriate forms. This information will assist the user in understanding the issues the Commission can and cannot address through its complaint process. Complaints may be submitted at accjc.org/complaint-process/.