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Foothill College Accreditation

Foothill College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges,  Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 3311 J Street, Suite 200, 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

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. 

Activities include:

  • Write ISER
  • Plan updates: EMP, online learning, tech
  • Student Equity Plan 2.0 due (CO)

See our 2024 reaffirmation process and timeline.

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
  • Draft eport receive (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

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


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