Foothill College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. This organization is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
The college maintains its accreditation by fulfilling criteria that are determined by the ACCJC. Throughout its continuous six-year review cycle, Foothill College conducts and publishes several review instruments, including an annual report, annual fiscal report, midterm report, comprehensive institutional self-study, and an evaluation review by a team of peers.
Foothill College views accreditation as an ongoing process and invites community members, students, faculty and staff to be
informed and participate. Essential elements of the 2012-2013 cycle include a Follow Up Report and visit by an ACCJC Evaluation
Team, further implementation of program review and the college integrated planning and budgeting structure, and and update to
our educational master plan. To be truly meaningful to the institution, these measurement activities and instruments must
include collaborative decision-making and support from Foothill College stakeholders.
It's important to know which college representatives are leading Foothill in its ongoing accreditation cycle. If you have questions, comments or concerns, e-mail or call the following accreditation representatives:
ACCREDITATION LIAISON OFFICER - Kurt Hueg, Associate Vice President of External Relations
ACCREDITATION CO-CHAIR - Kimberlee Messina, Vice President of Instruction & Institutional Research
ACCREDITATION CO-CHAIR - Dolores Davison, Academic Senate President
ACCREDITATION CO-CHAIR - Erin Ortiz, Classified Senate Representative
ACCREDITATION SUPPORT - Craig Gawlick, Coordinator, Instruction Office
ACCREDITATION SUPPORT - Elain Kuo, College Researcher
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