Accreditation Steering Advisory

Charge: The Accreditation Steering Advisory Group (ASAG) monitors college compliance with regional accreditation standards in order to sustain continuous quality improvement. ASAG coordinates ongoing efforts to organize evidence used to prepare the Institutional Self Evaluation Report, follow-up reports, and mid-term reports. Recommendations from the ASAG are referred to the College Planning Committee. 

Membership: Vice President of Academic Affairs (Accreditation Liaison Officer), Vice President of Student Affairs, Vice President of Business Services, Dean of Institutional Equity and Effectiveness, Academic Senate Executive Committee members, ASAG Faculty Co-Chair, Basic Skills Advisory Group Co-Chairs, Budget Resource Council Co-Chairs, Classified Senate Executive Board members, College Planning Council Co-Chairs, Curriculum Committee Co-Chairs, Deans of Student Learning, Facilities Oversight Group Co-Chairs, Institutional Researcher, Librarian, SLO Advisory Group Co-Chairs, Student Success Committee Co-Chairs, Professional Development Advisory Group Co-Chairs, Technology Advisory Group Co-Chairs, Distance Education Advisory Group Co-Chairs, Equity Advisory Group Co-Chairs, SSSP Advisory Group Co-Chairs, CE Advisory Group Co-Chairs, ASVC Representative

Chair: Accreditation Liaison Officer and Faculty Co-Chair (selected by the Advisory Group)

Accreditation Liaison Officer
Dr. Kimberly Hoffmans

Faculty Co-Chair
Dr. Eric Martinsen 

Classified Co-Chair

Sebastian Szczebiot

2018 - 2019

rev: 10-08-2018




Determine file organization and taxonomy for use with Share Point. Begin collection of evidence documenting compliance with accreditation standards.


Inform College community of resources related to accreditation best practices; including:

  • Accreditation tips
  • FAQs
  • Definition of terms

Evaluate current status regarding our Quality Focus Essay, Beacons of Success and SAIL to Success, as well as, any identified recommendations from the 2016 Accreditation report (ISER) and site visit.


Map Accreditation Standards to existing committee/governance structure.

  • Standing agenda items for meetings
  • Collection and posting of evidence
  • Compile annual summary of activities in relation to accreditation standards (online fillable form/survey)
  • Update standard group leads
  • Monitor compliance with posting agendas/minutes

Meetings: First Wednesdays in the MCW-312 Conference Room from 3:00-4:30 p.m.

2018-2019 Meetings:

Date Documents
February 6, 2019 Agenda Minutes
January 2, 2019 Agenda Minutes
December 5, 2018 Agenda Minutes
November 7, 2018 Agenda Minutes, Goals 2018/19, Accreditation Subcommittees 2016
October 3, 2018 Agenda Minutes, Goals 2017/18, Goals 2018/19, 7 year WASC Cycle
September 5, 2018 Agenda Minutes

2017-2018 Meetings:

Date Documents

April 4, 2018 (last meeting)

Agenda Minutes

March 7, 2018 (no meeting)

Agenda Minutes

February 7, 2018 (no meeting)

Agenda Minutes

December 6, 2017 (no meeting)

Agenda Minutes

November 1, 2017 (no meeting)

Agenda Minutes

October 4, 2017

Agenda Minutes

September 6, 2017

Agenda Minutes

2016-2017 Meetings:

Date Documents
May 3, 2017 (no meeting) Agenda Minutes
April 5, 2017 (no meeting) Agenda Minutes
March 1, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 1, 2017 (no meeting) Agenda Minutes
December 7, 2016 Agenda Minutes
November 2, 2016 (no meeting) Agenda Minutes
October 5, 2016 Agenda Minutes
September 7, 2016 Agenda Minutes

2015-2016 Membership: Accreditation Standards Subcommittees
Timeline: Accreditation Preparation Timeline
2015-2016 Meetings:

Date Documents
May 4, 2016 Agenda Minutes
April 20, 2016 Agenda Minutes
April 6, 2016 Agenda Minutes
March 16, 2016 Agenda Minutes
March 2, 2016 Agenda Minutes
February 17, 2016 Agenda Minutes
February 3, 2016 Agenda Minutes
January 20, 2016 Agenda Minutes
December 2, 2015 Agenda Minutes
November 19. 2015 Agenda Minutes
November 4, 2015 Agenda Minutes
October 21, 2015 Agenda Minutes
October 7, 2015 Agenda Minutes
September 16, 2015 Agenda Minutes
September 2, 2015 Agenda Minutes

2014-2015 Archive:

9/10/14, 10/8/14 (Canceled), 11/12/14, 12/10/14, 1/14/15 (Canceled), 2/11/15 (Accreditation Forum), 3/4/15, 4/8/15