The Purpose of Accreditation

The Institutional Self-Evaluation Report (ISER) documents the results of an institution’s self-evaluation activities with a written analysis of the institution’s understanding of its strengths and opportunities for improvement and innovation in relation to Standards and its own mission. The ISER represents the institution’s best assessment of its sustained alignment with Standards; the quality and effectiveness of its programs, services, and practices; and the degree to which it is meeting its goals for student learning and achievement.

Ventura College's ISER includes:

  • Honest, thoughtful analysis of the effectiveness of institutional programs, services, practices, and policies, including both institutional strengths and areas for improvement
  • Relevant data and evidence supporting the institution’s analysis and findings
  • Institutional plans to improve and/or sustain alignment with Standards, Commission policies, and federal regulations
  • Quality Focus Essay, identifying two to three quality focus projects that the institution will implement with the goal of innovating to improve student learning and achievement.

View the PDF ISER Report


ISER Evidence Sections D-F

Standard II

Standard III

Standard IV