Grossmont College is accredited by the ACCJC. The Senior Dean of College Planning is the institution's Accreditation Liaison Officer. 


Communications from ACCJC
ACCJC Site Visit Follow-Up Letter - January 2020
Temporary Provision for Review of Distance Education Courses in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic for Colleges Being Reviewed in Spring 2021 - September 2020
ACCJC Deadline for Spring 2021 Distance Education Program Transitions due to COVID-19 - October 2020
ACCJC Documents
2020 Annual Report
Accreditation Standards, Annotated
Substantive Change Manual
Please visit the main Accreditation web page for more information.









Committees & Councils
The Basic Skills Committee reports to the CPIE office and the Sr. Dean of CPIE is the co-chair of the Institutional Effectiveness Council, so information about the activities of these two bodies are found here.


The areas that are under the responsibility of the CPIE Office are listed below and briefly explained, with links to further resources for each.



College Strategic Planning

More information about college planning efforts are found at the Planning page.


2010-16Appendix A - Environmental Scan Executive Summary
Appendix B - SWOT Analysis
Appendix C - Trend Analysis
Appendix D - Visioning Activity
Appendix E - Key Performance Indicators
Appendix F - Annual Planning, Budget, and Assessment Cycle
6-Year Planning Cycle
Full Environmental Scan - 2007-08
Basic Skills

Distance Education

Student Equity

Student Success and Support (SSSP)



Professional Development

Accomplishing the college's strategic goals depends heavily on an effective professional development program. The co-chairs of the Professional Development Office work interactively with the other CPIE Office coordinators to provide the highest quality and most impactful training and thoughtful discussion of teaching, learning and student success. 


Please visit the Professional Development web page for their calendar of events and archived training materials. 


College Annual Planning
Institutional Research
Annual Planning Goals
Annual Planning Calendar
TracDat (system used for annual planning and assessment beginning in Fall 2013; for earlier years seeDPM archive below)
Institutional Review Committee (IRC)IRC Scoring Matrix (2015 version)
Archived Department Plan Manager (DPM) Proposals2013-14
Archived Original 6-year Unit Plans

Members of the CPIE Office take an active role in accessing and compiling data that are needed by the college for informing decision-making and planning. We also work with the RPIE office to implement surveys and collect data at the college level. We compile and interpret these results and share them broadly around campus to make sure all stakeholders are aware of college performance. We also ensure that the data are used to plan and implement activities for continuing improvement in all college areas. Some of these reports/results can be found on the Evaluation web page and include:

College Dashboard
Key Performance Indicators
Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)
Student Focus Groups
Student Satisfaction Surveys
Institutional Surveys
The College Planning Office is also the primary point of contact between Grossmont and the District Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (RPIE) Office. We coordinate with the RPIE Office Research Analysts in order to integrate work being done at the District level and at Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges so that the college's data needs are fulfilled.


Please visit the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District RPIE Office web page for more information.




Program Review

Grossmont College implements systematic program reviews of all Administrative and Student Services areas every three years and of Academic areas every six years. Annual program review updates are used to tie these periodic reviews to the college annual planning cycle. The CPIE office Program Review Liaison assists departments and areas with obtaining and interpreting relevant data for their self-evaluations.




Basic Skills

The Chair of the Basic Skills Committee is a faculty member with reassigned time for their coordination of developmental education in the Mathematics, English, and English as a Second Language departments. 




Title V Grant
More information coming soon...


The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office maintains several public databases for all community colleges in the state. 


The Student Success Scorecard  is part of the Student Success Initiative and tracks outcomes for COHORTS of students--who start in the same academic year--through the next six years on a variety of metrics.


The CCCCO Data Mart is a database of many college metrics for each college in the state for each academic year. These include demographic data on faculty, staff, and students, student service metrics, courses/sections offered, students success, transfer and wages.