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EVALUATION REPORT

Folsom Lake College 10 College Parkway Folsom, CA 95630-6798

A Confidential Report Prepared for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

This report represents the findings of the evaluation team that visited Folsom Lake College October 12-15, 2009

Dr. Glenn R. Roquemore, Team Chair President, Irvine Valley College

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Folsom Lake College Accreditation Team Roster, October 12-15, 2009

Dr. Glenn R. Roquemore (Chair) President Irvine Valley College Ms. Sandy Jeffries (Team Assistant) Executive Assistant to the President Irvine Valley College Mr. Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh Vice President, Academic Affairs Los Angeles Pierce College Mr. Donald Brown Professor – Music Librarian El Camino College Dr. Theda Douglas Dean, Student Services Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Ms. Margaret Lovig Department Chair, Paralegal Studies Coastline Community College Mr. Thomas Mohr President Cañada College Mr. Christopher Tarman Research and Planning Analyst Irvine Valley College Ms. Martha Tilmann Dean, Coastside Distance Education, Community Education and Study Abroad College of San Mateo Dr. Mark Zacovic Interim Chief Business Officer Pasadena City College

Accreditation Evaluation Report for Folsom Lake College October 12-15, 2009

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Summary of the Evaluation Report

INSTITUTION:

Folsom Lake College

DATES OF VISIT: October 12-15, 2009 TEAM CHAIR:

Glenn R. Roquemore, Ph.D. President/CEO Irvine Valley College

Folsom Lake College received its initial accreditation in 2004, and the succeeding years have brought significant growth in enrollment, and expansion of facilities. This evaluation report serves as the report for reaffirmation of accreditation. The accreditation visiting team was comprised of ten members, including the team assistant. Prior to the arrival of the team, the following preparatory activities occurred: • • • • •

College staff began preparation of the self study report in spring of 2007; the team chair and team assistant visited Folsom Lake College in August 2009; the team chair participated in an ACCJC training session for chairs; with the exception of Chris Tarman (Researcher), all team members, including the team assistant, participated in an ACCJC training session; team members read the self study report and supporting evidence and other documents, which the College made available on-line, prepared lists of individuals and groups with whom they wanted to meet, and, in sub-teams assigned to Standards, prepared first drafts of the visiting team report.

The visiting team began its on-site work with a tour of the Rancho Cordova Outreach Center and later in the week visited the El Dorado Educational Center. The team room was located on the Folsom Lake College Campus. Team members interviewed faculty, staff, administrators, students, and trustees and reviewed all pertinent documents supporting the self study report. All constituents of the college community are commended for exemplary engagement in the practice of participatory governance, for the development of a document which provides extensive opportunity for open and collegial dialogue, and for ensuring that the constituents at each of the centers are equal partners in carrying forth the practices of shared decisionmaking. The team commends students of the college for their development of and participation in a vibrant program of student life that enriches the total educational experience of Folsom Lake College students. The student support services and the instructional faculty are commended for collaborative efforts to address the needs of at-risk students in coordinating services with the “Early Alert Program” and “Follow-Up Services Program” for students on academic Accreditation Evaluation Report for Folsom Lake College October 12-15, 2009

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