Evergreen Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 331 J Street, Suite 200 I Sacramento, CA 95814, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org.
ACCREDITATION 2023 COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW
Evergreen Valley College will undergo a comprehensive review for reaffirmation of accreditation in 2023. The review will follow a formative/summative model and will take place in two portions.
First, there will be a review of the college's Institutional Self-Evaluation Report (ISER) that the college prepared and submitted in December 2022 to show how it meets the expectations for accreditation. Following this initial review, the review team will compile a set of Core Inquiries for the college, which highlight areas in the ISER that require clarification or expansion and are used to develop both recommendations and commendations for the College.
Second, there will be a Focused Site Visit the week of October 2, 2023 for the review team to gather additional information via interviews, data requests, and meetings to discuss the Core Inquiries. The Team ISER Review and Focused Site Visit will inform the review team’s report. This will be reviewed by the commission to direct the decision on the college’s reaffirmation.
Part of the Accreditation Process is to host an Open Forum for members of the college community to share their perspectives with the team on the college’s efforts to meet Accreditation Standards. The team chair will be present, along with available team members. The team chair will make a few opening remarks on the accreditation process and purpose of the open forum, and will solicit audience comments. The open forum will not be recorded. The college president, vice presidents, deans, and board members will not attend in order to foster a more open environment for comments.
THIRD-PARTY COMMENTS TO ACCJC
A third-party comment may be submitted to the Commission at any time as it relates to the compliance of a member institution with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Such comment must be submitted in writing, signed, and accompanied by the affiliation, return address and telephone number of the correspondent. Commission staff will review all third-party comments to assess its applicability to Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Institutions will be provided with an opportunity to review applicable third-party comments.
Individuals who wish to make comments on the institutions that are undergoing review in the current semester and that are being considered by the Commission at its next meeting, should use the Third Party Comment Form and be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address. The comments must be received five weeks before the scheduled Commission meeting.
For more information, access the Third Party Comment Form.
OTHER ACCREDITATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS, AND APPROVALS
The following Evergreen Valley College programs have additional accreditation through their respective agencies:
Certified Nursing Assistant Program
- PUBLIC NOTICE OF UPCOMING ACCREDITATION REVIEW VISIT BY THE ACEN FOR EVC NURSING: Public meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 3:30 pm.
- Approved through California Department of Public Health Aide and Technician Certification Section (ATCS), CNA/HHA/CHT Certification Unit, P.O. Box 997416, MS-3301, Sacramento, CA 95899-7377. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org. To file a complaint, call 916.492.8232.
Registered Nursing (ADN) Program
- Approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing, P.O. Box 944210, Sacramento, CA 94244-2100. To inquire about filing a complaint, call 916.322.3350.
- Approved by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing http://www.acenursing.org/, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326.
Email: email@example.com To file a complaint, call 404.975.5000
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at Evergreen Valley College meets the state education requirements for a Registered Nurse license in the state of California. Evergreen Valley College has not determined if the ADN program at Evergreen College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.
For more information on other state Nurse Practice Acts visit the NCSBN Link to every Nursing Practice Act.
- Honda PACT (Professional Automotive Career Training) certified through the ASE Education Foundation.
The Quality Focus Essay (QFE)
The Quality Focus Essay (QFE) is born out of the College's self-evaluation and is an opportunity for colleges to further study and take action in areas that need widespread institutional change, development, or improvement and have the potential to impact student outcomes. To complete the work on the quality focus essay, the College reviewed the requirements and expectations contained in the Manual for Self-Evaluation and the Guide to Evaluating and Improving institutions. Continue Reading...
To message and facilitate dialogue around the College’s QFE, EVC utilized a creative messaging avenue by developing the QFE animation below