PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, April 4, 2012

ACCJC Releases Decision Regarding SBCC

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) has notified Santa Barbara City College that it has been placed on warning status as a result of a complaint filed on June 28, 2011 regarding allegations that the SBCC Board of Trustees was out of compliance with a number of accreditation standards which deal with the role and performance of the institution’s governing board in 2010-2011.

After the complaint was filed, ACCJC conducted an investigation including a site team visit on November 9-10, 2011 at the college.

The March 26, 2012 notification from the ACCJC, which states that the “accredited status of the institution continues during the warning period”, cites deficiencies identified in a January 31, 2012 letter that was previously made public.

The letter states that as a result of the imposition of the warning, SBCC is required to submit a special report by March 15, 2013 which demonstrates that the college has resolved the noted deficiencies, corrected any Standards violations and addressed three specific commission recommendations. This report will be followed by a visit of ACCJC representatives.

Dr. Peter Haslund, SBCC District Board of Trustees’ President, said, “The SBCC Board and Administration are working together to resolve the issues that were identified and demonstrate our compliance with ACCJC Standards. SBCC has been – and continues to be – a wonderful institution helping thousands of students reach their higher education goals.”

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