evaluation report - Fullerton College

Team members validated College aspirations for completion of its SLO activities in 2013-2014. The Team .... one of the oldest two-year colleges in California.
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Fullerton College 321 East Chapman Avenue Fullerton, California 92832

A confidential report prepared for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges

This report represents the findings of the evaluation team that visited Fullerton College from March 14-17, 2011 James M. Meznek, Ph.D., Chair

Fullerton College Comprehensive Evaluation Visit Team Roster Monday, March 14 through Thursday, March 17, 2011 Dr. James Meznek (Chair) Chancellor Ventura County Community College District Dr. Cathy Hasson Director of Institutional Research & Planning San Diego Community College District Dr. Victoria Hindes Vice President, Student Support Services West Valley College Dr. Haragewen Kinde Dean-Math, Business, Computer Technology San Bernardino Valley College Dr. Jeffrey Lamb Dean, Academic Success/Learning Resources Solano Community College Dr. Gaither Loewenstein President Modesto Junior College Ms. Nancy Silva Professor Theatre Arts American River College Dr. Robert Stinson Instructor Barstow Community College Dr. Thea Trimble Professor Science College of the Sequoias Ms. Deborah Wallace Vice President Administrative Services Antelope Valley Community College

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Ms. Melissa Wong Former Library Director, Consultant and University Adjunct Professor Marymount College, Retired Ms. Clare Geisen (Team Assistant) Director, Administrative Relations Ventura County Community College District Ms. Patti Blair (Team Assistant) Executive Assistant to the Chancellor Ventura County Community College District

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Fullerton College March 14-17, 2011 James M. Meznek, Ph.D., Chancellor Ventura County Community College District

Summary An 11-member Accreditation Team with two Team assistants visited Fullerton College (College) from March 14-17, 2011, for the purpose of evaluating the institution’s request to reaffirm Accreditation. In preparation for the visit, the Team chair attended a full-day chair training workshop on November 23, 2010, and the chair and Team members participated in a Team training workshop on February 3, 2011, conducted by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (WASC, ACCJC). Members of the Team reviewed the Commission’s Handbook for Evaluators, the Accreditation Reference Handbook, the Team Evaluator Manual, and the Distance Learning Manual. Team members carefully read the College’s self study and found it to be comprehensive. The College’s 2008 mid-term audit, fiscal, and federal student aid eligibility reports were reviewed as part of the Team visit. The Team chair and assistant conducted pre-visit meetings with the College president and District chancellor on January 21, 2011, to clarify expectations of the Team and to assure that all logistical arrangements for the visit were in good order. Preliminary logistics related to future District team meetings were also established with each chair and assistant. Several weeks prior to the Team visit, each member prepared a written report of their assessment of the entire self study and the specific Accreditation Standard to which they had been assigned. Team members also identified those persons with whom they wished to confer while on campus, and this information was shared with the College. On March 14, 2011, the Team met to review the self study and share observations regarding the conclusiveness of its propositions and evidence. During the site visit, Team members held over 40 individual or group meetings with District Board of Trustees members, College employees, students, and community representatives. Three well-attended open meetings were also provided for those wishing to speak to Team members. The Team reviewed documents supporting the self study report as well as Board policies and regulations, official records, Board and committee minutes, and on