Open Forum imageThe Accreditation Open Forum Celebration held on October 3, 2013 was a huge success. Over 80 Skyline College students, faculty, staff and administration enjoyed lunch. The focus of the Open Forum was to help the college community prepare for accreditation. President Dr. Regina Stroud kicked off the forum with opening remarks. Dr. Sarah Perkins, Accreditation Liaison Office and Vice President of Instruction, Donna Bestock, Accreditation Co-Chair and Christine Roumbanis, Accreditation Co-Chair lead the forum discussions including:

• Accreditation updates

• What happens during accreditation

• Review of the Accreditation Guide to Essential Resources

• Review of the Mission – Vision – Values Statement (MVV)


• Know where to find information or resources. Visit these essential websites and Resources.

o Office of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE)

o Distance Education (DE)

o The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL)

o Distance Education Website

o Distance Education Handbook

o District Gateway to Distance Education Website

o SLOAC Website

Thanks to Dr. David Ulate and Karen Wong for leading discussions on planning, research, and assessment and SLOAC.

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the dialogue. Special kudos to the students for their contributions. We look forward to the accreditation site visit and showing how Skyline College really does Shine.

In case you missed the Accreditation Open Forum Celebration, click here to watch.

Skyline Shines!

Article by Donna Bestock and Christine Roumbanis.