Accreditation

2016 Institutional Self Evaluation Report

Institutional Self-Evaluation Report
ACCREDITATION 2016

 

The 2016 Institutional Self-Evaluation Report is now available. This report is the Support of Reaffirmation of Accreditation, submitted by Oxnard College to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC) is authorized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit Oxnard College in the Fall of 2016.

 

The cover page of the Report commemorates the  Oxnard College Men's Soccer State Championship, a first for the college. Congratulations guys!

 

Fall 2016 Accreditation

The team of evaluators are due to be on campus the last week of September. The self-evaluation process at Oxnard College started in 2014, with the formation of the Self-Evaluation writing teams.

Importance of Accreditation

Like other California Community Colleges, Oxnard College is re-accredited every six years. The process is both internal and external, with both the College and the ACCJC performing evaluations and engaging in dialog about our mission, our performance in the past, and our vision for the future. The review covers every aspect of the college, from the quality of our educational programs and services to administrative decision processes to resources and finances. Institutional accreditation allows us to provide Federal financial aid to our students, receive Federal funding, offer degree and certification programs that are recognized and accepted by other institutions, and articulate our courses with other colleges and universities.   

Accreditation assures students, faculty, staff, and the public that Oxnard College meets the following standards:

I.             Mission, Academic Quality and Institutional Effectiveness, and Integrity
II.            Student Learning Programs and Support Services
III.           Resources
IV.          Leadership and Governance

Who is Involved in the Accreditation Process?

Participants in the evaluation process range from the President to students. Faculty, classified staff, administrators all work together to create the Institutional Self-Evaluation Report, which is available to the public. In addition to ACCJC’s standards, Oxnard College also examines its own goals and objectives. The resulting Report was submitted to the Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees on July 13, 2016.

Please send any feedback on the Report to Ken Sherwood, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Learning at:  ksherwood@vcccd.edu. Input is always appreciated.

The ACCJC visiting Team is comprised of members who are peers at other California Community Colleges. The 2016 team members represent community or junior colleges in California, Hawaii and the Presidio of Monterey.

Accreditation History Overview

For more details, please go to Accreditation History Archives.

February 2014

Receives reaffirmed accreditation – ACCJC Action Letter

October 2013

Midterm Report

February 2013

Remove probation and reaffirm accreditation – ACCJA Action Letter

December 2012

Follow-Up Visit Team

Spring 2012

All three Colleges of Ventura County Community College District on probation

October 2012

Oxnard College Report and Evidence Documents and Special Report and Appendices

October 2012

Acknowledgement of Report and accreditation team visit

 

Additional External Certifications at Oxnard

The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF).  

The Dental Hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA),  which is a part of the American Dental Association (ADA).

 

The Oxnard College Regional Fire Academy, (OCRFA), is an Accredited Regional Training Program (ARTP), as identified by California State Fire Training.

The Associate of Science in Fire Technology received their initial accreditation in January 2015 by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).

The Oxnard College Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) Program is accredited by the Ventura County EMS Office.

The Addictive Disorders Studies program for the Associate in Science Degree is certified by the California Association of Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE).

CAADE Certification for Oxnard

 

Questions?

For questions about our accreditation efforts or accredited status, contact Ken Sherwood,  Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Learning at ksherwood@vcccd.edu.

The ACCJC is authorized by the U.S. Department of Education through the Higher Education Opportunity Act – 2008.