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Accreditation

LASC ISER Is Submitted!

LASC's Accreditation Steering Committee has sent the College's Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER) to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). All community colleges must submit an Institutional Self Evaluation Report, also known as an Accreditation Report,  every seven years to the ACCJC. The ACCJC's formative review of LASC's ISER will commence on October 4, 2022. A focused site visit by the review committee will be scheduled between February 27 and March 6, 2023, with the ACCJC Commission's review to take place in June 2023. 

The ISER is available here or by clicking the image below.

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Accreditation is a comprehensive process for evaluating and certifying the quality of education and is designed to assure students and the greater public that an educational institution meets or exceeds standards of good practice recognized by the educational community. Accreditation assures that college course credits, associate degrees, and occupational certificates will be recognized by other colleges and universities, guaranteeing that academic work may be transferred in pursuit of advanced degrees.

Los Angeles Southwest College is in full compliance with all accreditation requirements by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. 

Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at www.accjc.org.   

A third-party comment assists the Commission as it considers applications for candidacy, accreditation, or reaffirmation of accreditation. You can file your third-part comment here.

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. You can learn about them here.

LASC's next ACCJC formative accreditation review will commence on October 4, 2022, with the next accreditation site visit to be held from February 27, 2023, to March 6, 2023. 

Check out the LASC's Accreditation team's timeline here.

LASC ACCJC Accreditation Standard Teams 2020-2023

Standard I: Mission, Academic Quality and Institutional Effectiveness, and Integrity

Standard I Tri Chairs

Dean Dr. Jamail Carter (Standard Lead, BSS, CD, Counseling)

Joni Johnson (Faculty Tri-Chair, English)

Safir Larios Ramirez (Classified Tri-Chair, NSHK)

 

Standard I workgroup members

Darren Cifarelli (English)

Brandy Robinson (Counseling)

JP Evans (Theater)

Dr. Allison Moore (Business Chair)

Benjamin Demers (PR Manager)

Dean R Hodge (CTE)

Ruben Villanueva (Classified, Natural Sciences, Health, and Kinesiology)

Standard II: Student Learning Programs and Support Services

Standard II Tri Chairs

Dean Laura Perez (Standard lead, NACES)

Parisa Samaie (Faculty Tri-Chair, Library Chair)

Kevin Casey (Classifed Tri Chair, Library)

Standard II work group members

Dr. Howard Irvin (VP, Student Services)

Dr. Ralph Davis (Dean, Student Services)

Dr.Katrin Wilson (Counseling Chair)

Norma Drepaul (Library)

Travis Du Bry (Distance Education Coordinator and Anthropology)

Sabrena Turner Odom (Student Success Center Director)

LaShawn Brinson (Child Development Chair)

Lauren Evans (Art)

Rhea Pitrie (Counseling)

Naja El Khoury (Computer Science)

Standard III: Resources

Standard III Tri Chairs

Dr. Kristi Blackburn (Standard Lead, Dean, EFL, Library, SSC, Distance Education)

Stephanie Burrus (Faculty Tri-Chair, Professional Development Coordinator, Reading)

Rodnette Berger (Classified Tri Chair, Workforce Developoment)

Standard III workgroup members

Dr. Dan Hall (VP Admin Services)

Jason Zhu (Business Office)

Pamela Sanford (Assoc VP Student Services)

Stephanie Arms Gradington (English)

Dr. Erum Syed (Microbiology)

Dr. Sandra Lee (BSS, AFT Chapter President)

Susan Lyons (Noncredit)

Parisa Samaie (Library Chair)

Jen Shetland (Events Coordinator)

Standard IV: Leadership and Governance

Standard IV Tri Chairs

Dr. Tangelia Alfred (Standard Lead, Dean, NSHK)

Robert Stewart (Faculty Tri-Chair, Biology and Academic Senate President)

Damien Danielly (Classified Tri-Chair, Career Center Coordinator)

Standard IV Workgroup members

Pamela Sanford (Assoc VP, Student Services

Dr. Sandra Lee (AFT chapter president and Psychology)

Cassaundra Walker ( AFT and Academic Affairs)

Muniece Bruton (Financial Aid Director)

Dr. Lance Robert (Political Science)

Ruben Villanueva (Classified, Natural Sciences, Health, and Kinesiology)

LASC's 2019-20 Midterm Report submitted to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges can be viewed at this link.

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, at its meeting June 10-12, 2020, reviewed the Midterm Report and related evidentiary materials submitted by Los Angeles Southwest College. After consideration of the Report, the Commission has determined that the institution’s progress is appropriate and has accepted the report. View the letter from the ACCJC on this decision.