Las Positas, Chabot colleges accredited again

Report commends Las Positas for its 'quality of instruction'

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges has reaffirmed the accreditation for Las Positas College in Livermore and its sister campus Chabot College in Hayward for the next six years.

The accreditation received by the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District officials was part of the year-long process where both colleges conducted extensive self-studies and prepared written reports for the commission.

Accreditation team members visited both campuses and met with faculty, staff and students.

"The reaffirmation of our accreditation is a reflection of our self-inquiry process as a college," said Dr. DeRionne Pollard, Las Positas College president. "The report commends Las Positas for our quality of instruction and our commitment to student success. We are delighted with the results."

Copies of the reports are available through the college websites ( and as well as the district website ( and in the college libraries. To learn more, call Laura Weaver, 485-5215.

-- Emily West

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Amador Estates
on Feb 16, 2010 at 11:57 am

What's up with all the bird poop on the Chabot college campus? There are times when the poop piles are at least 2" high. It's really gross.
Why do they let this pile up for weeks at a time before doing anything?
Given the amount of time required to clean up week after week,you'd think they'd look into retrofitting the buildings so birds don't nest there. Or maybe it's just cheaper for them to clean up the poop instead. It's really gross though...

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Posted by Star
a resident of another community
on Feb 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I have been going to Chabot for years now and I have not seen any piles of bird droppings. Besides, nobody can stop a bird from resting somewhere and/or leaving droppings, it's natural. But still, I have never seen piles of bird droppings around campus.

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Amador Estates
on Feb 16, 2010 at 3:45 pm

To Star:

You've got to be kidding. There are certain places on campus that have multiple piles of bird poop per square meter and have been that way for several years.

There are ways to prevent birds from nesting. Bad design can provide a place for birds to roost under ledges. There are remedies but the school has apparently not done anything to install such things, but it could be a cost issue. For them it maybe cheaper to continue cleaning up after the birds than to implement a proper solution to stop it from happening. You can't stop birds from pooping, but you can prevent them from nesting in certain areas and that is what I am getting at. The school looks like a dump at times because the problem is so bad.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 16, 2010 at 4:26 pm

I've visited the campus and it didn't look like a dump! It was clean, social areas were well groomed [Portion removed for being off topic]

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of another community
on Feb 18, 2010 at 11:35 am

Chabot intentionally allows the birds to nest there. Chabot has been a long-standing nesting ground for these swallows and many of the faculty are opposed to having the nests removed since they have made Chabot home for years. Plus the birds have the right to be there.

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