Accreditation

Faculty Positions on the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Whereas, A workgroup formed by the chief executive officers of California community colleges is currently working with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) to improve the relationship between ACCJC and the California Community College System by addressing issues with the processes and policies of the ACCJC;

Local Recruitment and Nomination Processes for Accreditation Teams

Whereas, The Chief Executive Officers’ Workgroup I on Accreditation document A Preliminary Report to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges[1] recommended that the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges revise specific processes for visiting team member nomination and selection;

Whereas, Conversations about accreditation processes have on many occasions noted the need for more faculty participation on accreditation visiting teams;

Effective Practices in Accreditation a Guide for Faculty

Every college struggles to create processes of quality assurance and continuous improvement to demonstrate and ensure its service to students and community.  Accreditation is one avenue that ensures some uniformity across many institutions in the eyes of the public.  While this paper focuses on accreditation processes and meeting the needs of accrediting commissions, it is important to remember the overarching goals of service and improvement when devising systems appropriate to each individual college. 

Adopt the ASCCC Paper Effective Practices in Accreditation

Whereas, Accreditation is an ongoing concern for all colleges in the California Community College System;

Whereas, Faculty participation in the accreditation process and the role of faculty in maintaining an individual college’s accreditation are essential and have been the subject of many Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) Rostrum articles, resolutions, and breakout sessions;

Freedom to Choose

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges supported a change to Title 5 regulations on Accreditation in Resolution 2.01 S14 that would remove the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior College’s on accrediting California’s community colleges;

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