Accreditation History

College of Marin’s Accreditation History (2004-2017)


2004


August                          
Institutional Self Study provided to WASC (Team Visit: November 2-4, 2004).

2005


January 31                        

ACCJC response: “acted to issue a Warning and asked that College of Marin correct the deficiencies noted. The college is required to complete a Progress Report by March 15, 2005. That report will be followed by a visit by Commission representatives...The accredited status of the institution continues during the warning period. However, the institution’s accreditation will not be reaffirmed until the conditions which warranted the warning are removed.”

Recommendations: “required to take prompt action to address” 1, 2, and 5; “also requesting significant progress be shown on” 3 and 4.

1. Effective governance structure
2. Reexamination of mission statement
3. Institutional planning process
4. SLOs at course, program, and discipline level
5. Actuarial study to determine college's unfunded retirement liability; implement plan to fund

March 15 

COM submits Progress Report (Team Visit: March 24, 2005).

June 28

ACCJC response: “the report was accepted with the requirement that the college complete a progress report by October 15, 2005…During this period the college will remain on Warning.”

Recommendations:

1. Effective governance structure
3. Institutional planning process
4. SLOs

November 1

COM submits Progress Report (Team Visit: November 4, 2005).


2006


January 31

ACCJC response: “acted to accept the report with the requirement that the college complete a Progress Report by October 15, 2006. The report will be followed by a visit by Commission representatives. During this period, the College of Marin will remain on Warning.”

Recommendations:

1. Effective governance
3. Institutional planning process
4. SLOs

October 12

COM submits Progress Report (Team Visit: November 13, 2006).

Team Chairperson Sherrill Amador submitted final report to Commission (received by COM December 4).

December 13

COM submits Addendum to Progress Report.


2007


January 31

ACCJC response: “took action to accept the report, continue the Warning Status, and require that the college complete a Focused Midterm Report on issues of Commission special concern.”

Recommendation:

3.  Institutional planning process

October 12

COM submits Focused Midterm Report (Team Visit: November 8).


2008


January 31

ACCJC response: “took action to accept the Focused Midterm Report…also acted to place College of Marin on Probation effective immediately and to require the college submit a Progress Report by April 1, 2008… The accredited status of the institution continues during the probation period.”

Recommendation:

3. Institutional planning process

March 28

COM submits Progress Report.

June 30

ACCJC response: “took action to accept the report, remove the College from Probation, and reaffirm accreditation…also took action to require the College of Marin to complete a Report by March 15, 2009…requires that the Report… demonstrate the institution’s resolution of the recommendation...”

Recommendation:

3. Institutional planning process


2009


March 18

COM submits Progress Report.

April 30

COM submits Addendum to Progress Report.

June 30

ACCJC response: “took action to accept the report” (no recommendations).


2010


August 23

COM submits Institutional Self Study Report 2010.


2011


January 31

ACCJC response: “took action to reaffirm accreditation with a requirement that the College complete a Follow-Up Report" (by October 15, 2011). “The Follow-Up Report should demonstrate the institution’s resolution of the recommendations as note below:”

Recommendations:

1. Institutional planning process
2. SLOs
3. Distance Education
4. Research
5. Student Services
7. Facilities Plan
8. Technology Plan
9. Governance and Leadership

February 28

ACCJC sends Certificate of Accreditation (valid until next evaluation 2016-17).

October 4

COM submits Follow-Up Report 2011 (Team Visit: October 31).


2012


February 1
ACCJC response: “acted to issue Warning and to ask that College of Marin correct the deficiencies noted. The college is required to complete a Follow-Up Report…The accredited status of the institution continues during the warning  period.”

Recommendations: (focus on Recommendations 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, and 9)
 
1. Institutional planning process

2. SLOs
3. Distance Education
5. Student Services
7. Facilities Plan
8. Technology Plan
9. Board

October 10

COM submits Follow-Up Report 2012 (Team Visit: November 7-8).


2013


February 11

ACCJC response: “took action to remove Warning (no recommendations).

October 8

COM submits Midterm Report 2013 (due October 15) (no team visit).


2014


February 7

ACCJC response: “Based on the College’s Report and documentation submitted, the College has met the Standards associated with Recommendations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9…The College of Marin will submit its Self Examination of Educational Quality and Institutional Effectiveness in preparation for the next comprehensive review in fall 2016.”

December 17

ACCJC sends notice that the comprehensive visit shifted to spring 2017.


2017


January 18

COM submits Institutional Self Evaluation Report 2017 (Team Visit: March 6-9).

June 23

ACCJC response: “the Commission acted to reaffirm accreditation for seven years and to require a Follow-Up Report in 18 months on the issues identified in the team’s findings of noncompliance” (due by October 1, 2018).

Recommendations:

11.   SLOs and PLOs
12.   Hiring Procedures