The six-year reaffirmation of accreditation at Imperial Valley College is a reaffirmation of what most of us already know — that IVC is doing a good job of educating its students and is one of our county's most vital institutions.
IVC provides low-cost higher education to thousands upon thousands of locals every year. Many of those attending the college are first-generation college students and first-generation Americans to whom IVC is a crucial link to a better life.
IVC is filled with instructors and other employees dedicated to helping students grow as scholars and people. It adds much to the culture and depth of our community and is a vital link to our future becoming better.
All of this is confirmed, either overtly or tacitly, by the accreditation reaffirmation.
The accreditation did come with the caveat that the college file an interim report no later than November 2002. The report will deal with how IVC is dealing with the recommendations made by the accreditation team.