Substantive Change

Taft College tracks its Substantive Change Proposals on this page. Here, you will find information on how to identify a potential substantive change and initiate the process for submitting a Substantive Change Proposal. If you have any questions, you can contact Xiaohong Li, the Accreditation Liaison Officer, at (661) 763-7978.

Initiating the Substantive Change Process

A Substantive Change Proposal is initiated by the submission from the Accreditation Liaison Officer to the ACCJC of a “Step 1 Form” which briefly describes the nature of the potential substantive change. If a full report is required, the ACCJC will inform the College with a memo. The full report is then completed using the criteria described in the Substantive Change Manual and submitted to the ACCJC, which in turn accepts the completed report. The process can be initiated by anyone who suspects a Substantive Change Proposal may be required.

  1. Do you think a Substantive Change Proposal may be required? Use this checklist to determine whether a Substantive Change Proposal may be required.
  2. Based on the results from the checklist, do you believe a Substantive Change Proposal may be required? If yes, fill out a “Step 1 Form” and send it to Xiaohong Li, who will send it to the ACCJC to find out for sure.

Tracking Substantive Change Submissions

The following table tracks the submission of Substantive Change Proposals to the ACCJC:

Step 1 Forms  Substantive Change Report 
FormSubmittedReport Required?SubmittedAccepted
Golf Program
June 2016NoN/AN/A
English AA Degree DiscontinuationMay 2016NoN/AN/A
Auto Program DiscontinuationDecember 2015NoN/AN/A
New Welding FacilitiesJune 2015YesYesYes
Correspondence EducationJune 2015YesYesYes
Distance LearningAugust 2015YesYesYes
Art AA DegreeMay 18 2020NoN/AN/A