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Foothill College Accreditation

Foothill College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The public can submit comments about Foothill College by completing the ACCJC's third-party comment form. Additional information about accreditation, including contacting the Commission, can be found here

Institutional Self-Study 2023 Draft

The Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER) effort began in Spring 2022 when teams of classified staff, faculty, and administrators were formed. Team members identified the appropriate evidence in Fall 2022 and writing began in Winter 2023. The first draft was shared with the college community for feedback in Spring 2023. Editing occurred in Summer 2023 with a second draft available for review in Fall 2023. A third draft was reviewed by college stakeholders and approved by the Mission Informed Planning Council (MIPC) on November 17, 2023.

See our 2024 reaffirmation process and timeline.

Accreditation Cycle 2017-2024

Throughout a continuous seven-year review cycle, the college conducts and publishes several review instruments, including:

  • an annual report
  • an annual fiscal report
  • a midterm report
  • an institutional self-evaluation report
  • an evaluation review by a team of peers

Accreditation Cycle Year 6

Accreditation Year Cycle

Current 2022-2023 Activities

Foothill is developing an institutional self-study report this year (ISER) as part of its 2024 reaffirmation cycle. The college's ISER is due to ACCJC on December 15, 2023, followed by a site visit in October 2024.

Activities include:

  • ISER development
  • Mission Statement revision
  • Technology Plan update
  • Educational Master Plan update (begin)
  • Student Equity Plan 2.0 due (State Chancellor's Office)

Foothill College views accreditation as an ongoing process and invites community members, students, faculty and staff to be informed and participate.

Seven-Year Planning Calendar

Year 1 2017-2018
Year 2, 2018-2019
  • VFS/SEA metrics (CO)
  • Program review
  • Revise budget request process
Year 3, 2019-2020
Year 4 2020-2021
Year 5 2021-2022
  • Submit Midterm Report: Foothill College submitted its Midterm Report 2021 for submission, due on October 15, 2021.
  • ISER Kickoff & Training
  • ISER team formation
  • Mission review
Year 1 2022-2023
  • Write ISER
  • Plan updates: EMP, online learning, tech
  • Student Equity Plan 2.0 due (CO)
Year 7, 2023-2024
  • Submit ISER
  • Receive Core Inquires report (formative review)
Year 1 2024-2025
  • Site visit (summative review)

Accreditation Steering Committee

The Accreditation Steering Committee is an ongoing committee comprised of constituency representatives from administrators, classified staff, and faculty. The committee oversees the college's accreditation planning process, including the work of the Midterm Study Group and the Institutional Self-Evaluation Study (ISER).

Current Members

  • Skye Bridges, ASFC President
  • Kurt Hueg,  Interim VP Instruction
  • Simon Pennington, AVP College and Community Relations, Marketing, and Communications
  • Ram Subramaniam, Acting AVP Instruction
  • Adiel Velasquez, Classified Senate President
  • Voltaire Villaneuva, Academic Senate President
  • Elaine Kuo, Accreditation Liaison Officer
  • Kelaiah Harris, Office of Instruction


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