Welcome to Lassen Community College’s accreditation internal evaluation website. Accreditation is a comprehensive process for evaluating and certifying the quality of education and is designed to assure students and the greater public that an educational institution meets or exceeds standards of good practice recognized by the educational community.
Accreditation standards reflect standards of good practice. The standards were developed by professional peers (faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the public) and reflect minimum conditions of quality and service for accredited institutions. Maintaining an accredited status is a collective responsibility of all members of the Lassen Community College community.
Every six years, Lassen Community College undertakes a comprehensive internal evaluation of all programs and services measured against a defined set of accreditation standards adopted by WASC-ACCJC. Following the internal evaluation, the accrediting commission assigns a team of peer evaluators the task of conducting a multi-day visit to the college, where documentary evidence, interviews of faculty, staff, and students, observation of classes and support service programs is undertaken. This team’s task is to certify that the college meets all standards of good practice and to develop a comprehensive evaluation report and recommendation for consideration by the accrediting commission. In June 2014, the accrediting commission will act on the team’s recommendation regarding the reaffirmation of Lassen Community College’s accreditation status for the next six years.
The intent of this website is to provide information on the development of our internal evaluation in preparation for the Spring 2014 visit by the team of peer evaluators.
ACCREDITATION INTERNAL EVALUATION STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Cheryl Aschenbach – Academic Senate President
Colleen Baker – faculty
Terry Bartley – management
Shelly Baxter – management
Carie Camacho – faculty
Dave Clausen – Vice President of Administrative Services
Marlon Hall – President
Jeff Lang – classified
Logan Merchant – Institutional Technology Committee Chair
Carol Montgomery – classified
Sue Mouck – Vice President of Academic Affairs
Eric Rulofson – Facilities Planning Committee Chair
Ross Stevenson – faculty
Patrick Walton – Associate Dean of Student Services
Tami Wattenburg - classified