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Accreditation

Taft College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and by the U.S. Department of Education. Students and members of the public who wish to file a formal complaint to the Commission about one of its member institutions can contact the Commission in writing (10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA, 94949), by calling (415) 506-0234, or visiting their website at http://www.accjc.org.

The documents available for download listed below represent Taft College's interactions with the Accrediting Commission in regards to the most recent accreditation cycle, which started in 2009 with the Accreditation Self Evaluation Report. A description of each report is given on the right side of the table.

Document

Description

2013 Substantive Change Proposals for Direct Support Education Program and Management Program Commission Action Letter (Best viewed with Internet Explorer)

The Commission approved two Substantive Change proposals for new programs, one in Direct Support Education and one in Management.

2012 Accreditation Midterm Report Commission Action Letter

The Commission's February 11, 2013, Action Letter in response to our 2012 Accreditation Midterm Report indicated that " . . . Taft College . . . responded to all five recommendations from the comprehensive review and reviewed progress on self-identified plans for improvement." There was also a reminder that we are expected to have sustainable program review and planning processes at our next comprehensive evaluation in fall, 2015.

2012 Accreditation Midterm Report

Three years after the comprehensive site visit (and three years prior to the next comprehensive site visit), all colleges are required to submit a "Midterm Report" addressing (1) their status on any recommendations resulting from the comprehensive visit; (2) their progress on the "self identified issues" listed in the Self Evaluation Report; and (3) where the college expects to be in regards to the Standards by the next comprehensive site visit.

2011 Accreditation Follow-Up Commission Action Letter

The Commission's 2011 Action Letter confirmed that Taft College was in full compliance with the 2002 Standards and that we were officially off of warning status.

2011 Substantive Change Proposal for Distance Learning Commission Action Letter

The Commission approved our Substantive Change proposal, allowing us to fully address all of the recommendations resulting from the 2009 site visit.

2011 Accreditation Follow-Up Visiting Team Report

Taft College was visited a second time following the initial 2009 site visit. This report presents the findings of the visiting team, who agreed that we were now in full compliance with the 2002 Standards.

2011 Substantive Change Proposal for Distance Learning

One of the recommendations resulting from the 2009 site visit required Taft College to submit a "Substantive Change" proposal on Distance Learning programs.

2011 Accreditation Follow-Up Report

This report is the second Follow-Up Report submitted two years after the 2009 site visit. It describes the progress made on those recommendations specified in the Commission's previous Action Letter. This is a key report because it describes fully how we believe we are now in compliance with the 2002 Standards.

2010 Accreditation Follow-Up Commission Action Letter

Based on the 2010 Follow-Up Report and the findings from the site visit team, the Commission issued this "Action Letter" informing us that we would still be on warning, but that we were making progress on those recommendations where we were found to be out of compliance.

2010 Accreditation Follow-Up Visiting Team Report

The first ACCJC Action Letter required Taft College to be visited again one year after the 2009 site visit. This report describes the findings of that site visit.

2010 Accreditation Follow-Up Report

The ACCJC required Taft College to submit annual follow-up reports detailing our progress toward compliance with the Standards. This is the first of the follow-up reports submitted one year after the initial 2009 site visit.

2009 Accreditation Self Evaluation Commission Action Letter

After the ACCJC reviewed our 2009 Self Evaluation Report and the site visit team's findings, they issued this letter informing us of their "actions." Taft College was officially placed on warning at this time for being out of compliance with the 2002 Standards and we were given two years to get back into compliance.

2009 Accreditation Self Evaluation Visiting Team Report

Following the submission of our 2009 Self Evaluation Report, Taft College was visited by a team whose purpose was to validate the assertions made in our Report. This document is the site visit team's report on their findings.

2009 Accreditation Self Evaluation Report

Taft College's 2009 Accreditation Self Evaluation and Report was the starting point of the current cycle of accreditation. The report contains the full responses to the ACCJC's 2002 Standards.


If you need additional information regarding Taft College's accreditation status, please contact Dr. Eric Bérubé, Accreditation Liaison Officer, at eberube@taftcollege.edu or (661) 763-7944.