Special Thanks to Classified Accreditation Participation


Classified Senate Accreditation Participation 2020 – 2022

For the first time, LBCC Classified Senate representatives have been representing the Classified Body in the Accreditation process.

Accreditation is a self-evaluation process that happens once every seven years. The work started in January 2020 and will culminate in February 2022. The process is essential for LBCC to be able to provide financial aid, ensure our courses will transfer to other colleges, and ensure the public and employers know LBCC programs meet standards of quality. However, it can also be an opportunity for self-reflection about current conditions, future direction, and future goals. We hope that it will also be an opportunity for members of the Classified Body to get involved, contribute to the conversation, as well as offer expertise to the various committees.

Accreditation Charge and Membership

Special thanks to all the classified professionals who participated in Accreditation!

We would especially like to acknowledge and thank Classified Professionals who participated in Accreditation. In addition to thanking those who participated on the Steering and the Standard committees, we would also like to thank the many others who contributed outside of committees by providing evidence or providing feedback on the drafts as they were shared college wide. 
Here are the Steering Committee Representatives  (Updated 9-23-21)
List of Classified Professionals on Standard Committees 

The LBCC Institutional Self-Evaluation Report (ISER)

Part of the process of Accreditation is self-evaluation. 

Every seven years the College undergoes a comprehensive review for reaffirmation of accreditation to determine whether the College is continuing to meet the established ACCJC Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, and Commission Policies. This comprehensive review begins with the Institutional Self-Evaluation Report (ISER). The ISER is a report composed by College constituents through a participatory governance committee structure. During this process, the College evaluates itself against the Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, and Commission Policies. 

Read the ISER–Institutional Self-Evaluation Report

In preparation for the site visit, please take time to review the ISER as submitted by visiting  the LBCC Accreditation website and choose the link “2022 Institutional Self-Evaluation Report.” This is accessible through Office 365 so you may need to log in using your LBCC credentials, just as you would for Sharepoint/Office 365. By sharing the report this way, we were also able to provide you access to the submitted evidence. If you have any issues accessing the document, please let Dr. Van Volkinburg and/or Becca Shewmake (IE’s Dept Assistant) know and they will help you. 

Following a review of the LBCC Institutional Self-Evaluation Report, a Peer Review Team will visit the College from Monday, February 28, 2022 to Thursday, March 3, 2022 to conduct interviews and gather additional evidence to determine the extent to which the College meets the Commission’s Eligibility Requirements, Commission Policies, and Accreditation Standards. 

The Peer Review Team is comprised of academic and administrative higher education stakeholders from colleges accredited by the ACCJC who are selected by the Commission for their expertise. 

At the end of their visit, the Peer Review Team will draft a Team Report that includes any recommendations for compliance and/or improvement, as well as commendations for excellent practice when appropriate. The Peer Review Team submits the report to ACCJC and the Commission will determine the accreditation status of the College. 

Recordings of Open Forums

During the Fall of 2021, we hosted open forums for Classified, where the readings of the Institutional Self-Evaluation Report (ISER) were presented, along with question-and-answer sessions. Below is a YouTube video of our September 30, 2021 forum. 

Classified Open Forum for First Reading of the ISER: Sept 30, 2021. You can view the presentation at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hkuf8oD0AtY (40 minutes). 

The presenters were the Accreditation Tri-Chairs and LBCC’s Director of Planning, Jennifer Holmgren. The Tri-Chairs are: Heather Van Volkinburg, Dean, Institutional Effectiveness; Colin Williams, Associate Professor, Library; and Ruben Amador, Library Systems Technician/Adjunct Librarian. 

Accreditation Steering Committee Meetings

Accreditation Retreat, November 17, 2019 • 3:30–5:00 pm
Thursday, May 21, 2020 • 2:30–4:30 pm
Thursday, October 29, 2020 • 2:30–4:30 pm
Thursday, November 19, 2020 • 2:30–4:30 pm
Thursday, December 17, 2020 • 2:30–4:30 pm
Thursday, February 25, 2021 • 2:30–4:30 pm
Thursday, March 18, 2021 • 2:30–4:30 pm
Thursday, September 23, 2021 • 2:30–4:30 pm
Thursday, December 16, 2021 • 2:30–4:30 pm

More Information

LBCC Accreditation Page https://www.lbcc.edu/accreditation


Contact Ruben Amador (ramador@lbcc.edu), C.C. Sadler (csadler@lbcc.edu) or a Classified Council Member