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July 03, 2007

Gavilan College Accreditation Reaffirmed

GAVILAN COLLEGE, CA - At it's June meeting, The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges) took action to reaffirm the six-year accreditation of Gavilan College. the Accrediting Commission reached it's decision after a review of the institution's Self-Study Report (available at and the report of the evaluation team which visited Gavilan College in March, 2007.

"We're gratified to have Gavilan College's accreditation reaffirmed. The accrediation process is labor-intensive and looks at every aspect of a college's operations. We're pleased to have our high standards and hard work recognized," said Gavilan College President Steve Kinsella.

Gavilan College will submit a Progress Report to the Accrediting Commission on October, 15, 2007, to indicate progress on the team's recommendation that the college more formally link the planning, evaluation, and program review processes. The Progress Report will be followed by a visit from team representatives. All colleges are required to file a Midterm Report in the third year after evaluation, indicating further progress on recommendations, and future goals. The next comprehensive accreditation evaluation will occur in the spring of 2013.

Accreditation is the process used by United States higher education systems to evaluate institutions and assure the quality of education. Institutions collectively set standards for good practice, conduct peer evaluations and self-studies, and monitor improvement and achievement of goals. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) accredits associate degree granting institutions in California, Hawaii, the Territories of Guam and American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. ACCJC is one of three commissions under the corporate entity known as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).


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