Planning and Accreditation
"Accreditation is the process for evaluating and assuring the quality of education used by the American higher education community. It is a uniquely American quality assurance process through which institutions collectively set standards for good practice, conduct peer-based evaluations of institutions on a regular basis, confer accredited status on institutions, and make the results of accreditation review of institutions known to the public." - ACCJC
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)

The nine LACCD colleges participate in a comprehensive accreditation "Self Study" every six years.  During this process, teams of college faculty, administrators, support staff, and students work together to assess the effectiveness of current institutional efforts and to make plans to improve college performance.  They are guided in this process by standards of good practice established by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, an arm of the Western Associate of Schools and Colleges.

District Review Cycle

District Effectiveness Review Cycle.pdf
2014-15 Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation Calendar.pdf

College Accreditation Calendar

2015-16 Scheduled Accreditation Reports and Visits.pdf

LACCD Accreditation Reports

LACCD Accreditation Report 10-15-2013.pdf
LACCD Accreditation Report 5-2-2013.pdf

ACCJC Correspondence

ACCJC Correspondence 2-7-2014.pdf
ACCJC Correspondence 11-4-2013.pdf

District Accreditation Resources

Distance Education State Authorizations [Intranet]
District Planning and Accreditation Committee Resources

Institutional Effectiveness Goals Framework