2013 Accreditation Institute

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is pleased to partner once again with the ACCJC to provide training for faculty, administrative leaders, CEOs, and local trustees at its Accreditation Institute. 

In its Summer 2012 newsletter, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) reminded us that "Institutional effectiveness and educational quality start with the administrators, staff and especially faculty, but depends upon the quality of the governing board. Excellent institutional performance requires well-defined roles and high performance from an institution's governing board." In other words, ensuring that a college meets the accreditation standards is a joint and collaborative effort that requires all campus constituencies to understand and play their designated roles.

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is pleased to partner once again with the ACCJC to provide training for faculty, administrative leaders, CEOs, and local trustees at its Accreditation Institute. This winter, the Accreditation Institute Meeting and Exceeding the Standards: The Evolution of Accreditation will be held at the Doubletree in San Jose on February 8-9, 2013. While the entire Institute is designed for the broad array of college leaders, the first day will offer a strand of sessions explicitly designed for CEOs and local trustees. The main purpose of the Accreditation Institute is to assist and support college leaders as they navigate the waters of writing their institution's self evaluation, follow up reports, substantive change reports, and other documents within the accreditation process.  Furthermore, the Institute will examine assessment, sanctions, and other issues and concerns as they pertain to accreditation and the California community colleges.  As always, there will be opportunities throughout the Institute to ask questions, create action plans for your campus, share strategies with colleagues from across the state, and develop a network of support. Registration is open to faculty, accreditation liaison officers, board members, and chief executive officers.


For travel purposes, please plan to arrive at the hotel Friday morning by 9:00 a.m. for registration. Breakfast be provided on both days. Lunch will be provided Friday only. Dinner will be on your own. The institute will end by approximately 12:00 noon on Saturday.


Step 1: Registration

Register Here

Early Full Institute Fee: $385 (through January 18th)

Full Institute Fee: $415 (after January 18th) 

The cancellation deadline is January 18, 2013. Please review the Senate Cancellation Policy here. After January 18th, registration fees will increase to $415.

Step 2: Payment Options

Checks should be made payable the Academic Senate.

Payment in full is required prior to attending the event. Attendees must pay before January 18, 2013 in order to secure the early registration rate.

You can mail checks to 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 525, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Check, cash, and credit card payments will be accepted on site for the on-site registration amounts. 

Step 3: Credit Card Payments

If you would like to pay for the event via credit card, you may do so here:


Hotel & Travel


The San Jose Doubletree is located at 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, California, 95110. In the heart of Silicon Valley in vibrant San Jose, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose is less than a half-mile from San Jose International Airport and 45 minutes from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). This San Jose hotel is just 1 hour south of San Francisco and north of Monterey/Carmel. Take the complimentary hotel shuttle to and from the airport and check your flight status and print boarding passes in the hotel lobby. Map and Directions.

Self parking has been discounted to $7.00/day for hotel guests and drive in attendees.



The Accreditation Institute is paper-lite. The Academic Senate is trying to reduce the amount of paper we use at our events. This is an effort both to be responsible toward the environment and to increase the quality and timeliness of the resources provided. Electronic materials will replace paper and will be accessible online before, during, and after the program. It is our hope that this will encourage you to join us in our goal to be as paper-lite as possible. 

A program will be provided to each attendee upon arrival, however, conference and breakout materials will be available for download here. We encourage you to download the materials prior to arrival.

Download a program

General Handouts: Attendance Roster

General Handouts: The ACCJC Visiting Team: Details, Datails, Details

General Handouts: Behind the Green Curtain: The Accreditation Visit Unveiled or Where do Those Accreditation Recommendations Come from Anyway

General Handouts: Have You Heard About the Two-Year Rule and Accreditation?