DVC’s Institutional Self-Evaluation Report has been submitted to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. A visiting team will be on campus October 5-7, 2020 to verify the report. Information about public forums which will be held during the team visit will be posted here as soon as they are finalized.
Purpose of the Self-Evaluation Process
An ACCJC member institution accepts the obligation to undergo an educational quality and institutional effectiveness review every six years to maintain its accredited status. The first step in this process is a self evaluation. The self-evaluation process serves several purposes. First it is an opportunity for the institution to conduct a thorough self evaluation against the Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, including federal requirements, and Commission policies, and the institution's own objectives. The process should enable the institution to consider the quality of its programs and services, the institution's effectiveness in supporting student success, and the degree to which the institution is meeting its own expectations (institution-set standards).
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges welcomes third-party comments about the 2020 Institutional Self-Evaluation Report and about DVC. To make a comment, please do so here: ACCJC Third-Party Comment Form
A third-party comment assists the Commission as it considers applications for candidacy, accreditation, or reaffirmation of accreditation. When an institution is undergoing a review, the Commission requires the institution’s chief executive officer to notify the campus community and public of the opportunity for submission of third-party comments and the process for doing so. Such comments must be submitted in writing, signed, and accompanied by the affiliation, return address and telephone number of the correspondent. The Commission meets in January and June of each calendar year to take actions on institutions.