Comprehensive Institutional Self-Study Report

Welcome to College of the Canyons' 2014 Accreditation Self Study. This site is designed to provide public access to all accreditation-related records. Documents will be posted as they become available. Additional information about the accrediting commission and accreditation process is available at right.

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Eligibility Requirements (PDF, 60K)

Accreditation Standards (PDF, 86K)

Accreditation Reference Handbook

Guide to Evaluating Institutions (PDF, 312K)

Manual for Institutional Self Evaluation (PDF, 282K)

Rubric for Evaluating Institutional Effectiveness

Guide to Evaluating Distance Education

Substantive Change Manual

Criteria for Substantive Change Proposals

Style Sheet for Self Study Draft (PDF, 181K)

2014 Committee Members (PDF, 196K)

2014 Self-Evaluation Timeline (PDF, 97K)

Accreditation Standards (PDF, 86K)

Accreditation Steering Committee (PDF, 298K)

2014 Self-Evaluation Report (PDF, 379K)

Eligibility Requirements for Accreditation (PDF, 60K)

Guide to Evaluating Institutions (PDF, 312K)

Manual for Institutional Self Evaluation (PDF, 282K)

Evidence Collection, Letter to Standard Teams, September 2013 (PDF, 90K)

2014 Self-Evaluation Report Preparation (PDF, 622K) 

Guidelines for Self-Evaluation Narrative (PDF, 81K)



2014 Self Evaluation Report (Draft)

2013 Substantive Change Proposals (Draft)

2012 Progress Report on Student Learning Outcomes

2011 Midterm Report

2008 Self-Study Report (PDF, 6.5MB)

2008 Substantive Change Proposal

2005 Midterm Report

2002 Self-Study Report



About Accreditation

College of the Canyons is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges. 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. More


2008 Certificate

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Contact Information

Jerry L. Buckley, Ed.D.
Asst. Superintendent/Vice President, Instruction
Accreditation Liaison Officer
College of the Canyons

Email: jerry.buckley@canyons.edu
Phone: (661) 362-3411
Office: L-211