Shasta College undergoes periodic evaluations through self study and professional peer review in order to maintain its accreditation. Central to these evaluations is a rigorous self study during which the college has the opportunity to assess itself according to the standards provided by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC). The college has reaffirmed its accreditation every six years following the initial accreditation. The last evaulation was conducted in Fall 2011.
The self study document prepared for this visit required a conscious and self-reflective analysis of the college’s strengths and weaknesses, and an examination of every aspect of institutional function against ACCJC standards. Broad participation by the campus community in both the institutional self appraisal and preparation of the self study were achieved, resulting in a document that accurately reflects the nature and substance of Shasta College.
Although the outcome of the Fall 2011 visit was probationary status, the ACCJC has affirmed that Shasta College remains an accredited institution. During the spring and summer of 2012, District administration, faculty and staff worked collaboratively to address the commission's recommendations, most of which centered around college planning. As a result of much hard work, our Integrated Planning Manual, Educational Master Plan, Strategic Plan 2012-2015, Learning Outcomes Handbook, and TracDat User Manual were developed. These Planning Documents can be viewed via the following link » Shasta College Planning Documents
In fall 2012, Shasta College submitted a follow-up report to the ACCJC providing information about our completion of our progress toward recommended actions. The commission's regular meeting regarding accreditation determination took place in January 2013. Shasta College's accreditation results are expected in late January or early February.