Continuous Accreditation Readiness Team
The CART Committee's mission is to bring all campus areas into an ongoing effort to integrate accreditation standards into the daily function of Imperial Valley College. Members of the CART committee include administrators, department chairs, faculty, and staff. The committee normally meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 3:30 P.M. in the Board Room. The CART committee is directed by the Vice President of Academic Services Dr. Nicholas Akinkuoye and Co-Chaired by Tina Aguirre, Dean of Health and Public Safety, and Dr. James Patterson, Professor of English and Accreditation Coordinator.
Accreditation was changed from a six-year cycle to a seven-year cycle. The last site visit was based on a Follow-up Report and took place in March of 2015. A midterm report was submitted in March of 2016, and the next full Self-Evaluation project will be due in January of 2019. IVC is accreditated by the Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. ACCJC operates under the corporate entity the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).