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This is the first stop for students coming to IVC for the first time.

This is the first stop for students coming to IVC for the first time.

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Counseling and Financial Aid

Many of our students are the first in their families to be going to college. Our counselors and financial aid technicians are there to make sure our students...

Counseling and Financial Aid are central to a student's success at IVC. Many of our students are the first in their families to be going to college. Our counselors and financial aid technicians are there to make sure our students know what classes to take and get help to pay for their classes should they need it.

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Proud Graduates

Our students are young, old and somewhere in-between. Some come from out of state, or from another country. All are proud on graduation day.

Our students are young, old and somewhere in-between. Some come from out of state, or from another country. All are proud on graduation day.

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De Paoli Sports Complex

Come catch one of our games with our championship-winning Basketball Team.

Come catch one of our games with our championship-winning Basketball Team.

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Parking

With our continuing growth it was important that we add additional parking for our students.

With our continuing growth it was important that we add additional parking for our students.

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2014 Follow-Up Report PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 15:34
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Accreditation Status and Team Report PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 00:00

FOLLOW UP MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JAIME:

We are now in receipt of the full letter from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. A full report is due back to the Commission in March of next year, at which time they want us to address three recommendations. This is a reduction from the eight that originally were contained in the Team’s March evaluation report, which I have also attached for your reference.

The recommendations to be addressed:

  1. Linkage of Institutional Goals and Objectives  from the Educational Master Plan with our Operational Plan goals and resource allocations. This was Recommendation 1 in the Team’s original report.
  2. Add a component detailing effectiveness in producing outcomes to our Student Learning Outcome evaluations. This was Recommendation 7 in the Team’s original report.
  3. Develop a fiscal strategy to have a balanced budget. This was Recommendation 8 in the Team’s original report.

I feel very good about the Commission’s action and I am confident we will meet or exceed their recommendations and prove it to them next March. Meanwhile, I also think it is important to keep this in context and remember that the Team also had four commendations in its report to us.

While all were significant, I want to note especially Commendation 3:

“It was clear to the visiting team that despite the fiscal challenges the College is overcoming, the central focus of the Board, administrators, faculty, staff and students is educational quality, student success and achievement. This was evident during team member interviews, observance of committee meetings, IVC educational projects and communications, e.g., the College Catalog.”

Providing quality education is totally what we are about and it is very gratifying that the Team recognized this. We will correct the shortcomings and get even better at what we do.

INITIAL MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JAIME:

We received word Wednesday, just before our long weekend, that we are one of six community colleges in the state that have been issued a “Warning” as the result of the comprehensive accreditation evaluation conducted on campus last March.

While this is officially a ‘sanction,’ it is basically what we had hoped for given the fiscal challenges we have faced over the past several years. It is the lowest sanction that is issued and really does not come as a surprise to any of us.

We remain fully accredited and will continue to work on the fiscal issues that have faced our campus. The fact that a Vice President of the ACCJC was part of our evaluation is unprecedented and truly shows the confidence the commission has on our ability to provide quality education

Of the 13 colleges that received full accreditation reviews, six were reaffirmed, six were issued warnings and one was placed on probation. The commission also voted to terminate accreditation of the City College of San Francisco which had been placed on “Show Cause” status last year.

As we all know, this could have been much worse. Again, I really want to thank all who have been involved in this process. We have not yet received the full letter from the commission, explaining the next steps but when it does arrive, I will pass it on to the greater campus community.

For your information, I am attaching the notification we received via email today.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:39
 
2013-2014 Educational Master Plan PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 June 2013 15:14

Full 2013-2014 Educational Master Plan

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2013 Accreditation Site Visit PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 16:19

Download the PDF Version of this Information

About Accreditation

Accreditation is a non-governmental, peer-driven process. The federal Department of Education has certified WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and the ACCJC (Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges) as legitimate accreditors. IVC pays dues to ACCJC to voluntarily participate in the accreditation process.

Accreditation occurs on a six-year cycle. Through accreditation, an institution demonstrates that it is of high quality, and the public is assured that the institution is doing a professional job of helping students learn and achieve their educational goals. Our eligibility for financial aid and federal funds also hinges on our good standing as accredited.

Over the past three years, Imperial Valley College has worked to embed the goals of accreditation into the life of the college. To certify those efforts, a team of administrators and faculty from our region will analyze our Institutional Self-Evaluation Report and then visit us during the week of March 11-14 (Monday - Thursday). To read the complete report, go to: http://accreditation.imperial.edu/2012/2012-institutional-self-evaluation-report

Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 12:23
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2012 Institutional Self Evaluation Report PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 January 2013 17:27

Full 2012 Institutional Self Evaluation Report

Evidence Files Repository Link

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2012-2013 Educational Master Plan PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 May 2012 00:00

Full 2012-2013 Educational Master Plan

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2011-2012 Educational Master Plan PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 17:53

Full 2011-2012 Educational Master Plan

Last Updated on Monday, 21 May 2012 08:45
 
Warning Status Removed - Full Accreditation Reinstated PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 July 2010 09:01

I am thrilled to announce that we have been removed from warning status and our accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

I received this great news over the weekend via a phone call from the Commission and the letter was awaiting on the fax when I arrived here this morning.

While we still have other challenges ahead, let’s all pause to reflect upon how we came together as a campus team over these past two years to improve our processes and  planning to deal with the concerns and recommendations put forward by the Commission.

We noted in our report to the Commission that while we are an imperfect team at times, we are united in our desire to do what is best for students. This was proven in the way we developed a united effort to deal with this accreditation issue.

I want to thank everyone who gave up of their personal time to assist in this effort. We are a better institution because of what we have gone through and our students will definitely be the ultimate beneficiaries.

While there are MANY people who we need to thank, I do want to single out Vice President Kathy Berry and Dean Tina Aguirre for their leadership in this monumental campus wide effort.
Our next Accreditation cycle will take place in 2012 with a new Self Study followed by the Accreditation visit in 2013.

Meanwhile, we will be incorporating the lessons learned from this effort by continually working on Accreditation standards and documenting this work as we move forward. Our Continuous Accreditation Review Team (CART) will be key in this effort.

Let’s take this moment to celebrate what we have accomplished as a team.
Thank you all!


Ed Gould, Ed.D.
Superintendent/President
Imperial Community College District

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 08:40
 
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