Accreditation Self Study Chair Liana Koeppel and Accreditation Liaison Officer Philip Dykstra
Cypress College is accredited through the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges, which accredits community colleges and other associate degree granting institutions in the Western region of the United States. The ACCJC is one of seven regional accrediting commissions authorized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Colleges follow a seven-year cycle during which institutional review is continuous. Cypress College is currently undergoing a comprehensive self evaluation in preparation for a visit by a team of peers in October 2017.
As part of the self evaluation, three open forums have been held in order to inform the College community about the process and to solicit feedback on the drafts that the Self Study Standards sub-committees have produced. The third of these forums was held Wednesday, February 1st. The next step in the self-study timeline is submission of the first draft of the report to the North Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees, who will review it at their February 14th meeting.
Please click here to read and comment on the Draft Self Study. Suggested revisions made by Sunday, February 5th will be reviewed prior to the draft being sent to the Board of Trustees. For further information on accreditation, please click here for our accreditation main page.