Accreditation

Louise Pagotto

Louise Pagotto

Chancellor

 

What is accreditation?

Accreditation is a process by which institutions of higher education are evaluated to ensure that they meet or exceed national standards of quality. Kapi‘olani Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA. 94949, (415) 506-0234, an accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

What does this mean to students?

Because the College is accredited, it offers our students federally funded financial aid such as Pell Grants. The College receives educational grants to help our students. The credits that students earn here are of the highest quality and can be transferred to other institutions across the nation.

Program accreditation

Kapi‘olani Community College’s career and technical education academic programs are accredited or endorsed by professional organizations, ensuring transfer-ability of credits, certificates, and degrees, and the ability to find work with your license or certificates in other parts of the nation.

Public Notification of an Evaluation Visit and Third Party Comment

A third-party comment may be submitted to the Commission at any time as it relates to the compliance of a member institution with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Such comment must be submitted in writing, signed, and accompanied by the affiliation, return address and telephone number of the correspondent. Commission staff will review all third-party comments to assess its applicability to Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. Institutions will be provided with an opportunity to review applicable third-party comments.

Individuals who wish to make comments on the institutions that are undergoing review in the current semester and that are being considered by the Commission at its next meeting, should use the Third Party Comment Form and be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address. The comments must be received five weeks before the scheduled Commission meeting.

Find more information and the Third Party Comment Form on the ACCJC Third Party Comments page.

2018 ACCJC Institutional Self Evaluation Report

The College’s next application for college re-accreditation will be submitted to ACCJC in August 2018. We are looking forward to the commission’s team site visit, which is scheduled for October 15, 2018.

Final report

The report is available as a compressed zip file with the report and all supporting evidence documents (1,265 files, 1.25 GB). When you download the zip file, move it into a folder and extract the files. Start the MS Word file ISER_2018-readonly. Email Sunny Pai at sunyeen@hawaii.edu if you have any questions.

A UHCC addendum was submitted in September 2018.

Visiting Team

Dr. Willard Lewallen, Ph.D.
Dr. Willard Lewallen, Ph.D.

ACCJC Peer Review Visit Team Chair
Superintendent/President
Hartnell Community College District (Salinas, CA)

Dr. Brian Lofman
Dr. Brian Lofman

ACCJC Peer Review Visit Team Assistant
Dean of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness
Hartnell College

Ms. Shawn Abbott
Ms. Shawn Abbott

Faculty, Business and Computers
College of the Siskiyous

Mr. W. Andrew Dunn, Ed.D.
Mr. W. Andrew Dunn, Ed.D.

Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administrative Services
Coast Community College District

Dr. Martha Garcia
Dr. Martha Garcia

Vice President & Accreditation Liaison Officer
Imperial Valley College

Dr. Derek Lerch, Ph.D.
Dr. Derek Lerch, Ph.D.

Chief Instructional Officer
Feather River College

Ms. Cyndie Luna
Ms. Cyndie Luna

Communication Instructor & Faculty Accreditation Liaison Officer
Fresno City College

Ms. Virginia May
Ms. Virginia May

Faculty, Professor of Mathematics & Statistics
Sacramento City College

Ms. Sheri Sterner
Ms. Sheri Sterner

Dean of Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
Orange Coast College

Dr. Catherine Webb
Dr. Catherine Webb

Interim Dean of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness
Monterey Peninsula College

Dr. Steven Reynolds
Dr. Steven Reynolds

Vice President, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
ACCJC Staff Liaison

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