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Institutional Effectiveness & Accreditation Office

​ Institutional Effectiveness & Accreditation Office


Bonita Nahoum Jaros, Ph.D.
Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment Coordinator
Accreditation Liaison Officer
Phone: (714) 564-6989                Office: A-101 (Chavez Building)

                                         Institutional Research 

Janice Love
Director of College Research
Research and Equity Department


Jarek Janio, Ph.D.
SLO/TracDat Coordinator
Phone: (714) 564-6548


The mission of the Rancho Santiago Community College District is to provide quality educational programs and services that address the needs of our diverse students and communities.
The mission of Santa Ana College is to be a leader and partner in meeting the intellectual, cultural, technological and workforce development needs of our diverse community. Santa Ana College provides access and equity in a dynamic learning environment that prepares students for transfer, careers and lifelong intellectual pursuits in a global community.

The mission of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation is to foster consistent and continuous commitment to improving student learning and achievement of educational goals through coordinated planning structures and integrated program review at every institutional level.


The Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation Office achieves its mission through four integrated goals:
·       I. Student Learning Outcomes/Achievement of Educational Goals
o   Assisting faculty in developing surveys for course and program-level assessment
o   Analyzing data (both quantitative and qualitative)
o   Assisting College Council to evaluate status of Institution-Set Standards for Improvement
o   Assisting  the Teaching Learning Committee in monitoring and assessing PA/PR capstone reports
·      II.  Integrated Planning
o   Assisting College Council with Strategic Plan Updates and Mission Statement Review
o   Assisting any participatory governance committee upon request
·       III. Accreditation
o   Providing leadership in gathering data and preparing updates on the status of internal Actionable Improvement Plans and ACCJC Recommendations
o   Providing leadership in the preparation of Reports to ACCJC
o   Assisting the President in preparation for external evaluation team visits
·       IV. Communication
o   Keeping the college community updated on accreditation issues and  
       status of program review efforts
o   Maintaining an up-to-date web page
o   Reporting to President’s Cabinet upon request


Santa Ana College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: