1. Establish a time line for institutional goals
One of the functions of the Imperial Valley College Planning and Budget Committee is to coordinate and integrate College plans with the budget process. Philosophically, the committee recognized that the vision and mission statements of the College should drive the planning process, but that such broad overarching statements must be focused into a set of institutional goals before annual planning timelines can be established.
Imperial Valley College is an integral part of the public school system of California and functions as a public community college for lower-division college work. It had its beginning on May 9, 1922, when the Board of Trustees of the Central Union High School District of El Centro passed a resolution establishing the Central Junior College.
This institution formally opened for instruction in September 1922. Two years later, in the fall of 1924, the Brawley Union High School District opened classes at the Brawley Junior College.
ORGANIZATION FOR THE SELF-STUDY
The President's Cabinet initiated the process for the planning and organization of the self-study in August 1998. Based on our college's shared governance model, the Academic Senate appointed a faculty representative to work as co-chair with the Vice President for Academic Services, who is our Accreditation Liaison Officer. A Steering Committee was appointed and a time table was established at the beginning of Spring 1999.
This institutional self-study for Imperial Valley College has been developed in support of a reaffirmation of accreditation and is prepared for the review and evaluation of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Imperial Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.