Reaffirmation of Accreditation
The College's accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges. The evaluation team that visited us on March 23-25, 1999 was very impressed with many aspects of the college. The team found the following particularly noteworthy .
1. The team commends Victor Valley College for planning, developing, and maintaining an aesthetically beautifully campus that evidences a focus on state-of-the-art educational strategies, emphasizes accessibility, encourages student learning and reflects community pride.
2. The team feels the college is to be commended for its strong partnerships with the community: Business linkages have enhanced the building of the Student Services Center with its on-site hospital annex; partnerships with the high schools have expanded 2+2 agreements and increased participation rates; and the increased support of the college in the community has garnered funds for many campus projects.
3. The team found student representation in college governance to be outstanding. The students share equal representation with faculty and staff on the college assembly and sit in on all college committees.
4. The team feels the college is to be commended for its vision, development, and implementation of excellent academic support services, in particular the new library and the Academic Commons (Learning Center).
5. The team found ample evidence of both a high degree of commitment to students and learning and, a high degree of caring for the welfare of students by the faculty, staff, administration, and the board.
In general, the team was very impressed with the degree to which the services of the college are delivered in a quality manner, yet in a fairly decentralized, informal way. This is an institution that has experienced a great deal of change in terms of enrollment growth, faculty and staff growth, community growth, new construction, administrative turnover, the infusion of technology into both classrooms and offices; and the requirements of responding to external compliance reviews, new legislation, and new regulations. Despite this somewhat stormy environment, the college has not lost sight of its primary mission of providing quality service to students. Although much has been done, more needs to be done. The top-level administrators understand the challenges before the institution and have plans to respond affirmatively to these needs.