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Santa Monica College|Administration & College Governance|Accreditation 2010

Accreditation 2010

Accreditation Reaffirmed

Dr. Chui L. TsangI am very pleased to inform you that Santa Monica College’s accreditation has been reaffirmed! As you know, the “reaffirmed” status is the best result any institution can attain. I want to thank the entire college community for all of the excellent work that has resulted in the Accrediting Commission's recognition of Santa Monica College's excellence in the quality education we are providing to our students. In particular, I want to thank our dedicated, first-rate Accreditation Steering Committee for expertly guiding both the preparation of an outstanding institutional self-study and the visit of the accrediting team.

Dr. Chui L. Tsang

Action Letter from Accrediting Commission
Reaffirming SMC's accreditation.

Visiting Team's Evaluation Report


Useful Links

Accreditation Site Team
Campus Activities During Site Visit
College Catalog 2009-2010
Schedules of Classes
Master Plans for Education and Technology
Mission, Vision, Goals and ILOs
Campus Maps


Previous Accreditation Visit Reports
Accreditation Mid-term Report (2007)
Accreditation Progress Report (2005)
2004 Accreditation Team Report
2004 Self-study and other documents


SMC image collage

2013 Midterm Report

Entire Midterm Report

2010 Accreditation Self-Study

Entire Self-Study (PDF - 13 MB)

Response to Recommendations
Standard I: Institutional Mission and Effectiveness
Standard IIA: Instructional Programs
Standard IIB: Student Support Services
Standard IIC: Library and Learning Support Services
Standard IIIA: Human Resources
Standard IIIB: Physical Resources
Standard IIIC: Technology Resources
Standard IIID: Fiscal Resources
Standard IV: Leadership and Governance
Self-Study Plan Summary
Evidence List (By Standard)
Evidence List (Alphabetical)
Evidentiary Documents for Financial Review (Standard IIID)

Accreditation Updates

Demographic Data Update
Follow-Up Report (10/15/2010)
Follow-Up Report Acceptance Letter


 ACCJC-WASC Resources

Guide to Evaluating Institutions
Includes the themes of accreditation, questions to answer in the self-study and documents to collect in support of self-study.

Accreditation Reference Handbook
See p. 14-35 for text of the self-study standards.

Self Study Manual
Contains logistical information including report formatting, documentation requirements and team visit planning.

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) is one of three commissions under the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.