By Staff Reports
(Victorville)– In a letter sent February 7, 2014, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, informed Victor Valley College that it took action to remove probation and reaffirm accreditation with the requirements that the College submit a Follow Up Report in conjunction with the College Mid-Term Report due March 15, 2014. The letter also indicates that the report will be followed by a visit by Commission representatives.
Peter Allan, Interim Superintendent/President, in an address to employees at an all-campus lunch on Friday, relayed the news about reaffirmation to the cheers of everyone in attendance. He said, “I am very happy to report the good news that we have been removed from probation and have had our accreditation reaffirmed.” “Thank you for your hard work to comply with the Standards.” “This is very good news indeed, but there is a caveat,” he added. “The commission desires we continue to show evidence of continuing progress and provide evidence that we have developed a long-range financial plan addressing the projected financial deficits, by March 15.” “We still have work to do and together we can resolve this issue.”
Reaffirmation with a Follow-Up Report is granted when an institution is found to substantially meet or exceed the Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, and Commission policies. Including prescribed recommendations, on a small number of urgent issues, which if not addressed immediately may threaten the ability for the institution to continue to meet the Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, and Commission policies. The letter went on to say that the report should demonstrate, and the visiting team will verify, that the institution has sustained compliance with the Standards associated with recommendations 2, 3, and 6.