Publications and Documents
Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) Guide
The ALO Guide provides an overview of the responsibilities of the ALO and available resources. It also serves as an orientation for new ALOs and a refresher for experienced ALOs.
Checklist for Evaluating Compliance with Federal Regulations and Commission Policies
The checklist alerts team members of recent USDE regulatory changes or interpretations. It also includes the Commission policies that must be specifically addressed.
Eligibility, Candidacy, and Initial Accreditation Manual
This Manual includes the steps for establishing eligibility, candidacy, and initial accreditation by ACCJC as well as the Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards.
Guide to Accreditation for Governing Boards
This Guide explains the Accreditation Standards that describe the duties and responsibilities of governing board members for meeting Accreditation Standards and for leading a results-oriented college. The Guide includes electronic links to resource documents available for download. It is recommended for all CEOs and governing board members.
Guide to Institutional Self-Evaluation, Improvement, and Peer Review
This Guide contains suggestions for how an institution organizes for self-evaluation and prepares for peer review. It includes an outline of information that should be included in the Institutional Self-Evaluation Report (ISER). This Guide also provides suggestions for what might constitute evidence of meeting Accreditation Standards and review criteria to help institutions and peer review teams during the evaluation process. It is intended for use by institutions as they prepare their ISER and by teams when evaluating institutions.
Guidelines for Preparing Institutional Reports to the Commission (for reports due Fall 2020 and beyond)
Provides resources for preparing Midterm, Follow-Up, and Special Reports to the Commission (for reports due Fall 2020 and beyond)
Guidelines for Preparing Institutional Reports to the Commission (for reports due through Spring 2020)
Provides resources for preparing Midterm, Follow-Up, and Special Reports to the Commission (for reports due through Spring 2020)
Institutional Financial Review and Resources
These resources are taken from ACCJC presentations and workshops.
Midterm Report Data Form (for reports due through Spring 2020)
Data Form for Midterm Reports (for reports due through Spring 2020)
Substantive Change Manual
This Manual includes information on changes ACCJC considered substantive, the process used for obtaining ACCJC approval of substantive changes, and the Substantive Change Policy.
Team Chair Manual
This Manual is for use by individuals serving as chairs of peer review teams. It outlines the responsibilities and activities specific to the team chair and contains forms used in reporting
Team Training Manual
This Manual is for use by individuals serving on teams. It outlines the responsibilities and activities of team service and contains forms used in reporting.
Template for Institutional Self-Evaluation Report (ISER)
Institutions may use this template to help organize and draft the Institutional Self-Evaluation Report. The template is intended to be used in conjunction with the Guide to Institutional Self-Evaluation, Improvement, and Peer Review.