Internal Self Evaluation

Internal Self Evaluation

​Welcome to Lassen Community College’s accreditation internal self-evaluation website. Accreditation is a comprehensive process for evaluating and certifying the quality of education and is designed to assure students and the greater public that an educational institution meets or exceeds standards of good practice recognized by the educational community.

Accreditation standards reflect standards of good practice. The standards were developed by professional peers (faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the public) and reflect minimum conditions of quality and service for accredited institutions. Maintaining an accredited status is a collective responsibility of all members of the Lassen Community College community.

Every six years, Lassen Community College undertakes a comprehensive internal self-evaluation of all programs and services measured against a defined set of accreditation standards adopted by WASC-ACCJC. Following the internal self-evaluation, the accrediting commission assigns a team of peer evaluators the task of conducting a multi-day visit to the college, where documentary evidence, interviews of faculty, staff, and students, observation of classes and support service programs is undertaken. This team’s task is to certify that the college meets all standards of good practice and to develop a comprehensive self-evaluation report and recommendation for consideration by the Accrediting Commission.

ACCJC, at its meeting June 10-12, 2020, reviewed the Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER) and evidentiary materials submitted by Lassen Community College. The Commission also considered the Peer Review Team Report (Team Report) prepared by the peer review team that conducted its onsite visit to the College, March 9-12, 2020. The Commission considered your spoken testimony and that of Ms. Carie Camacho, Chief Instructional Officer, and Dr. Randy Joslin, Accreditation Liaison Officer. The Commission found these additional perspectives to be helpful.  
The purpose of this review was to determine whether the College continues to meet ACCJC’s Eligibility Requirements, Commission Policies, and Accreditation Standards (hereinafter, the Standards). Upon consideration of the written and oral information noted above, the Commission acted to Issue Warning and require a Follow-Up Report, due no later than October 1, 2021, followed by a visit from a peer review team. Lassen Community College is currently working to address all compliance requirements and recommendations that were identified by ACCJC.


The Consultation Council/Strategic Planning committee charge includes, “To prioritize, direct, and monitor institutional activities, which assure that the campus meets or exceed standards set by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.” To further Accreditation efforts based upon the 6-29-20 Action letter received from ACCJC, in September 2020 the Consultation Council/Strategic Planning Committee established an Accreditation Workgroup.

For the 2020-2021 Academic Year, Accreditation Work Group Members include:

Adam Runyan – Academic Senate President
Alison Somerville – faculty
Carie Camacho – Interim Dean of Instructional Services/CIO
Chad Lewis – faculty
Codi Mortell – classified
David Corley – Director of Technology and Interim Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Lisa Gardiner – faculty
Randy Joslin – Interim Vice President of Administrative Services
Roxanna Haynes – Interim Dean of Instructional Services/CTE
Trevor Albertson – Interim President/Superintendent 

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