2018 Accreditation Institute

Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:00pm

Event Date: February 23-24, 2018

Event Location: Wyndam Anaheim – Garden Grove | 12021 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840.

Higher education is undergoing many changes such as student placement and assessment processes, increased student services, and even consideration of a guided pathways framework. Likewise, accreditation requirements and practices are undergoing significant change. Accreditation is no longer an event that occurs once every six years to prove compliance; it is a process that requires annual consideration and broad participation to ensure that the education and services provided to our students are of high quality and value to the community and public at large. Whether your college is gathering evidence, in the process of writing an Institutional Self Evaluation Report, or preparing for a comprehensive site visit, the Academic Senate for California Community College’s Accreditation Institute will provide guidance and support. Accreditation is an opportunity to share everything that our colleges do well and to identify areas where improvement can be made. This year’s institute, while embracing change, is focused on understanding accreditation so that participants are empowered and energized to take ownership of accreditation. New this year, is a pre-session sponsored by the ACCJC. There will be two trainings: one, a new evaluator training for faculty and the other, new Accreditation Liaison Officer Training.

Accreditation Institute Goals:

  1. Provide basic information on accreditation.
  2. Provide information on effective practices in accreditation.
  3. Empower and energize participants to take ownership of accreditation to
  4. Continuously improve their colleges, and
  5. Identify existing infrastructure that supports and sustains ongoing evaluation.

Accreditation Institute Strands:

  1. The ACCJC Accreditation Standards
  2. ACCJC Accreditation and More…
  3. Effective Accreditation Practices
  4. Accreditation in Practice

Our Sponsors

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Early Registration: $495

Late Registration:  $545 - Starting January 28, 2018

1 Day Presenter Registration: $225

1 Day Presenter Registration (Saturday Only): $110

2 Day Presenter Registration: $310

New! Pre-Conference for New Peer Reviewer or New Accreditation Liaison Officer February 22, 2018. Registration is required and is FREE!  

  • New Peer Reviewer Training for faculty and administratorsFor faculty who wish to serve as a peer reviewer on a site team, this workshop will provide essential training for first-time evaluators. The training will review the basics of serving on an evaluation team and offer participants the opportunity to discuss the philosophy of accreditation and peer review,  review the standards and sections of the Institutional Self-Evaluation Report (ISER), use case studies to prepare a simulated team report section, and discuss some of the situations that are commonly faced by evaluation teams.
  • New Accreditation Liaison Officer Training:For Accreditation Liaison Officers who are new to their positions and who have not previously attended an orientation session.

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Attendees are responsible for securing their own hotel rooms.  Please see the Hotel tab below for reservation information.


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Your registration is transferable, please contact the Senate Office in writing at events [at] asccc.org (events [at] asccc.org.)

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

  • Payment is required prior to entering an Academic Senate event.

  • Please remember that the last day to cancel your registration without penalty is always posted at the bottom of each event's webpage, and is listed in each confirmation email. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to events [at] asccc.org on or before the posted date. Registration will not be canceled due to non-payment. All cancellations made after the posted cancellation date will be assessed a $175 cancellation fee.

  • Full Refunds will not be granted for cancellations after the posted cancellation deadline.

  • Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the event will be billed the full registration amount for the conference.

  • No shows, unclaimed "TBA" attendees, and cancellations made after the deadline will be billed to you and/or your college for the total cost of registration and room if applicable to the event. As attendees are permitted to register without funds, we have no way of determining cancellation unless specifically told, in writing.

  • It is your responsibility to ensure payment of the registration fee. Submission of your registration signifies agreement with this policy.

  • Unpaid balances owed to the Academic Senate must be paid off before an attendee can register for a future event.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

No, All attendee registrations must match the ticket.  If you would like to transfer your registration, you must cancel the first one, then register the second attendee online.  If a payment transfer needs to be made because payment was made by check, you must contact the Senate Office directly with a written notification at 


Hotel & Travel


Wyndam Anaheim - Garden Grove
12021 Harbor Blvd,
Garden Grove, CA 92840

The Wyndam Hotel(s) offering a special group rate of $124.00 USD  per night


Below is the reservation link to reserve your sleeping rooms for the event. As a reminder, your cut-off date is February 8, 2018. All reservation requests and/or changes received after the cut-off date will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.

Reservation Linkhttps://aws.passkey.com/go/2018AccreditationInstitute

Call Toll Free: 877-999-3223

Mention Group Name: 2018 Accreditation Institute

Presentation Materials


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Thursday, February 22 – Pre-session

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   New Peer Reviewer Training for faculty and administrators

Irit Gat (facilitator), Antelope Valley College, Accreditation Committee
Ginni May, ASCCC Area A Representative, Accreditation Committee Chair
Steve Reynolds, Vice-President, ACCJC

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Lunch Buffet

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.    New Accreditation Liaison Officer Training

Stephanie Droker, Vice-President, ACCJC
John Freitas (facilitator), ASCCC Treasurer, Accreditation Committee
Gohar Momjian, Vice-President, ACCJC

Friday, February 23

9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.    General Session 1 – Welcome

Julie Bruno, ASCCC President
Ginni May, ASCCC Area A Representative, Accreditation Committee Chair

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.    Breakout Session 1

  1. Overview of ACCJC Standard I with Guidance on Standard I.B.3 and I.B.6
  2. California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Accreditation Workgroups 1 and 2: History, Update, and Future
  3. A Life of Change: Sustaining the Momentum beyond the ISER
  4. The Nuts and Bolts of the ISER—Demystifying the Process of Writing the Institutional Self Evaluation Report

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.    Lunch/General Session 2

  • What’s New with the ACCJC?
    Stephanie Droker, Vice-President, ACCJC
    Ginni May (facilitator), ASCCC Area A Representative, Accreditation Committee Chair
    Gohar Momjian, Vice-President, ACCJC
    Steve Reynolds, Vice-President, ACCJC

2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.    Breakout Session 2

  1. Overview of ACCJC Standard II including update on II.A.2
  2. Accreditation of Noncredit Programs – Western Association of Schools and Colleges-Accrediting Commission for Schools (WASC ACS)
  3. Faculty Leadership in Accreditation Processes – Fleshing out the 10+1, Serving As a Chair/Co-chair/Tri-chair
  4. Gearing Up for and Getting Through “The Visit”—Understanding Your Visiting Team

3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.    Breakout Session 3 

  1. Standard III: Resources—A Big Picture Perspective
  2. Accreditation and Career Technical Education
  3. Faculty Serving on Visiting Teams
  4. Accreditation in Multi-College Districts

Saturday, February 24

8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.   Breakfast

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.    General Session 3 – The Compton College Story

Keith Curry, President/CEO
Paul Flor, Academic Senate President
John Freitas (facilitator)
Amber Gillis, ISER Editor/Accreditation Chair
Jennifer Hill, ISER Editor/Accreditation Chair
Ginni May, Visiting Team Member
Joshua Meadors, Institutional Research

10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.    Breakout Session 4

  1. Overview of ACCJC Standard IV
  2. Distance Education and United States Department of Education Requirements
  3. Eligibility Requirements and Commission Policies
  4. Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) Partnership Resource Teams (PRTs) and Accreditation