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Accreditation Commission Removes Warning Status from Mission College PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 July 2014 01:25

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) has removed the “warning status” sanction placed on Los Angeles Mission College a year ago, and reaffirmed accreditation for the institution on the basis of comprehensive evaluations.

Mission College was given 14 recommendations to bring its program up to the standards of the ACCJC, part of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Nine have been met, according to the accreditation report.

Colleges are allowed up to two years to make improvements sufficient to have sanctions lifted. Because a warning is only the first step in the sanction process, a college’s accreditation is not affected.

“I am unbelievably delighted by this action,” said Mission College president Monte Perez. “A follow-up report will be due March 15, 2015 on the remaining five recommendations, and I am happy to report we are making great progress on those as well.

“I want to congratulate all those who worked so hard for this outcome.”

Among the nine recommendations the college met or improved were the development of metrics to rate student achievement and learning, and success in making the college a research-based institution.

Among the five remaining recommendations Mission College must meet are better learning outcome assessment, and a comprehensive program review for all student services.

Mission College has been in turmoil for several months. Students have spoken out against President Perez and protested the school’s poor conditions of restrooms, lack of counseling personnel, strong police presence on campus and the denial of tenure for a popular professor.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 01:27