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Hartnell College Has Resolved Its Accreditation Recommendations

Just Announced! Hartnell College has been removed from Accreditation "Probation". The College hasfully resolved it's accreditation recommendations

PRLog - Jul. 8, 2014 - The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools Announced Today Hartnell College Has Resolved Its Accreditation Recommendations

SALINAS, Calif. – On July 3, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools, announced  they took action to remove Hartnell College from "Probation."  The ACCJC also issued a "Warning” that will require the college to submit a follow up report by March 15, 2015.  The Report will be followed by a visit by Commission representatives.

According to the letter Hartnell College received, "The Commission notes that the deficiencies cited in Recommendations 2, 3, and 4 which related to findings of the 2007 evaluation team have been resolved. The remaining deficiencies, noted above, were first identified in June 2013.  Hartnell College should fully resolve the noted deficiencies by March 2015."

The College fully resolved accreditation recommendations 1, 6, 8, 10, and 12. Significant progress was made for recommendations 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, and 11.  The College is on target for resolving the remaining deficiencies by March 2015.

“I am extremely proud of the collective effort across the District in working to resolve the accreditation recommendations,” said Dr. Willard  Lewallen, , Superintendent / President of Hartnell Community College District.  “In the end, accreditation is about institutional improvement and effectiveness.  Our students will be the direct beneficiaries of a more effective institution that is focused on student learning and student achievement.”

Hartnell Community College District

The Hartnell CCD serves over 15,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC) accredits community colleges and other associate degree granting institutions in the Western region of the U.S (http://www.accjc.org/).  The ACCJC is one of seven regional accrediting commissions. The ACCJC is authorized to operate by the U.S. Department of Education through the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. Accreditation is a voluntary system of self-regulation developed to evaluate overall educational quality and institutional effectiveness.  For more information visit http://www.accjc.org/

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