An updated version of the “Accreditation and the Process Forward” document for Compton College was recently published. The Accreditation and the Process Forward-Transition Planning document includes accomplishments and the next steps in the process of establishing Compton College as an independent community college under the governing authority of the Compton Community College District (CCCD) Board of Trustees.
In fall 2017, Compton College began the planning and implementation needed to transition the programs, processes and systems to separate from El Camino College to an independent college under the authority of the CCCD. A Transition Committee with members from both institutions was established to work on implementing items cited in the Partnership Transition Plan, which is an internal planning document for the transition. The 2017-18 California State Budget included $11.3 million in funding to the CCCD to support Compton College’s transition to an accredited institution under the authority of the Compton Community College District. The Compton CCD/El Camino CCCD 2016-2020 Partnership Transition Plan is available online:www.compton.edu/adminandoperations/provostceo/Documents/Partnership-Transition-Plan-2016-2021.pdf
“The goal is to complete Compton College’s transition from the El Camino Community College District and operate under the governing authority of the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees on June 7, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.,” said Keith Curry, CCCD CEO and Compton College President. “We anticipate a seamless continuation of all academic and support programs provided to our students as Compton College becomes a fully independent college. Courses for the 2019-20 academic year will be offered under the authority of the Compton District, and all students earning degrees or certificates at Compton College will be issued a Compton College diploma awarded by the Compton Community College District.”
The “Accreditation and the Process Forward” document also includes the projected timeline and steps required to complete the change in local control. On June 20, 2018 and ahead of the timeline (originally scheduled to be submitted by August 1, 2018), Compton College submitted the Substantive Change Application: Change in Local Control to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The Compton College Substantive Change Application: Change in Local Control is available online: www.compton.edu/campusinformation/accreditation/docs/Substantive-Change-Application-062018-Final.pdf. Notification from ACCJC regarding the Compton College Substantive Change Application: Change in Local Control is expected in late August 2018.
“The El Camino Community College District will continue to work with the Compton Community College District to support a smooth transition to a fully independent college under the authority of the Compton Community College District,” said El Camino College Superintendent/President Dena P. Maloney. “The success of Compton College can be seen through the achievement of students working hard to reach their goals. We are proud to partner with Compton College to provide access to outstanding academic opportunities to the community.”