Accreditation Committee

Status/former name
Accreditation and Assessment Committee

The Accreditation Committee advises the Academic Senate Executive Committee and statewide faculty on accreditation, continuous quality improvement, and equitable student learning. In collaboration with ACCJC, chief instructional officers, and other system partners, the committee organizes the Accreditation Institute and offers professional development opportunities with a focus on faculty roles and effective practices in accreditation. (updated June 4, 2021)

Membership of this committee includes an Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO). 

Note:  The members of this committee assist with planning for the Accreditation Institute. 

    Current Members
    Member Term
    Robert Stewart 2022-23 Chair
    Randy Beach 2022-23
    Lucy Giusto 2022-23
    Nghiem Thai 2022-23
    Patricia Gomez 2022-23
    LaTonya Parker 2022-23
    Sharyn Eveland 2022-23
    Ricardo Castillo 2022-23
    Academic Year Meetings

    2022-2023 Meeting Dates

    Fall 2022: 

    September 2, 2022, 4pm-5pm - Zoom

    September 19, 2022, 1pm-3pm - Zoom

    October 17, 2022, 1pm-3pm - Zoom

    November 14, 2022, 10am-3:30pm - Sacramento

    December 19, 2022, 1pm-3pm - Zoom

    Current Agendas/minutes

    Resolutions

    Title Session Year Sort ascending Category
    Request Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) to Readdress Bachelor’s Degree Program Requirements Fall 2017 Accreditation
    Local Recruitment and Nomination Processes for Accreditation Teams Fall 2016 Accreditation
    Disaggregation of Learning Outcomes Data Spring 2015 Accreditation
    ACCJC Written Reports to Colleges on Sanction Spring 2015 Accreditation
    Adopt the ASCCC Paper Effective Practices in Accreditation Fall 2015 Accreditation
    Endorse the CCCCO Task Force on Accreditation Report Fall 2015 Accreditation
    Explore Use of Simulated Accreditation Site Visits Spring 2014 Accreditation
    Faculty Participation on ACCJC External Review Committees Fall 2014 Accreditation
    Accreditation Effective Practices Paper Spring 2012 Accreditation
    Effective Practices for Providing California Community College Library Resources and Services to Online Students Spring 2012 Accreditation
    Use of Outside Researchers in Accreditation Spring 2011 Accreditation
    Paper Defining the Roles of College and District Researchers and Faculty Spring 2010 Accreditation
    Making ACCJC Correspondence and Recommendations Public Spring 2010 Accreditation
    Accreditation Options Spring 2010 Accreditation
    Embedding Program SLOs in Program Review Spring 2010 Curriculum
    Federalization of Higher Education Fall 2010 Accreditation
    Accreditation Team Visits Spring 2009 Accreditation
    SLO Terminology Glossary Fall 2009 Curriculum
    Institutional Effectiveness Spring 2009 General Concerns
    Accreditation and Equity Planning Fall 2005 Equity and Diversity
    Accreditation and Support for Local Senates Fall 2005 Accreditation
    Influencing Federal Accreditation Outcomes Fall 2008 Accreditation

    Rostrums

    Title Issue Year Sort ascending
    Making Accreditation Student Centered with Guided Pathways And Equity February 2020
    What Happened to the 2019 ASCCC Accreditation Institute? February 2019
    Building a New Road: Faculty Participation on Peer Review Teams for Accreditation April 2018
    Accreditation Reform and the Warren Bill February 2017
    Student Learning Outcomes: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? October 2017
    A Different Way of Thinking about SLOs October 2016
    The QFE: What Does It Mean for Faculty and Colleges Preparing an Accreditation Self-Evaluation? May 2016
    One Step Forward, Two Steps Back – Recent Actions on Institutions by ACCJC October 2016
    Big Wheels (of Accreditation) Keep on Turning: An Update to the Field on ACCJC Activities September 2015
    The Genie in the Bottle: Disaggregation of Student Learning Outcomes Data September 2015
    Looking Forward: the Chancellor’s Office Task Force On Accreditation Report November 2015
    Academic Senate Resolutions on Accreditation 1986 to the Present November 2013
    Accreditation: What’s Next February 2012
    Faculty Evaluations – The SLOAC Debate Continues April 2012
    The ACCJC Visiting Team: Details, Details, Details September 2012
    The Relationship of the Researcher with Faculty in Assessing Student Learning March 2011
    Sharing Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) With Your College Community January 2010
    In Defense of Teaching: Qualitative Assessment September 2010
    Mythbusters: Addressing Accreditation "Urban Legends" March 2009
    An SLO Terminology Glossary: A Draft in Progress May 2009
    What Does Proficiency Look Like on the ACCJC Rubric? September 2009
    Updating The Faculty Role in Planning and Budgeting Paper? November 2009
    Preserving Higher Education: Vigilance is Essential September 2007
    Accreditation and Faculty Evaluations? December 2007
    Have You Heard About the Two-Year Rule and Accreditation? February 2008

    Publications

    Past members

    Past Members
    Term: 2021-22
    Member Term Sort ascending
    Christopher Howerton 2021-22 Chair
    Carrie Roberson 2021-22
    Alicia Lopez 2021-22
    Laura Adams 2021-22
    Van Rider 2021-22
    Robert Steinberg 2021-22
    Jamar London 2021-22
    Jeff Lamb 2021-22
    Term: 2020-21
    Member Term Sort ascending
    Cheryl Aschenbach 2020-21 Chair
    Amber Gillis 2020-21
    Manuel Vélez 2020-21
    Nili Kirschner 2020-21
    Claudia De La Toba 2020-21
    Laura Adams 2020-21
    Roy Shahbazian 2020-21
    Sheri Berger 2020-21
    Term: 2019-20
    Member Term Sort ascending
    Roy Shahbazian 2019-20
    Katia Fuchs 2019-20
    Sheri Berger 2019-20
    Stephanie Curry 2019-20 Chair
    Nathaniel Donahue 2019-20
    Elizabeth Romero 2019-20
    Ted Blake 2019-20
    Term: 2018-19
    Member Term Sort ascending
    Sam Foster 2018-19 Chair
    Dolores Davison 2018-19
    Christopher Howerton 2018-19
    Margarita Pillado 2018-19
    Celia Huston 2018-19
    Colin Williams 2018-19
    Deborah Wulff 2018-19
    Term: 2017-18
    Member Term Sort ascending
    Virginia "Ginni" May 2017-18 Chair
    Christy Karau-Magnani 2017-18
    Irit Gat 2017-18
    Misty Burreal 2017-18

    Past Agenda/minutes

    Term 2021-22
    Document Notes Term
    Meeting Agenda Sep. 8, 2021 2021-22
    Meeting Minutes Sep. 8, 2021 2021-22
    Meeting Agenda Sep. 30, 2021 2021-22
    Meeting Minutes Sep. 30, 2021 2021-22
    Meeting Agenda Oct. 21, 2021 2021-22
    Meeting Minutes Oct. 21, 2021 2021-22
    Meeting Agenda Nov. 22, 2021 2021-22
    Meeting Minutes Nov. 22, 2021 2021-22
    Meeting Agenda Dec. 9, 2021 2021-22
    Meeting Minutes Dec. 9, 2021 2021-22
    Meeting Agenda Jan. 24, 2022 2021-22
    Meeting Minutes Jan. 24, 2022 2021-22
    Meeting Agenda Feb. 14, 2022 2021-22
    Meeting Minutes Feb. 14, 2022 2021-22
    Meeting Agenda March 21, 2022 2021-22
    Meeting Minutes March 21, 2022 2021-22
    Meeting Agenda April 18, 2022 2021-22
    Meeting Minutes April 18, 2022 2021-22
    Meeting Agenda May 16. 2022 2021-22
    Meeting Minutes May 16, 2022 2021-22
    Term 2019-20
    Document Notes Term
    2015-16 Accreditation and Assessment Committee Minutes 9-1-15.pdf 2019-20
    2015-16 Accreditation and Assessment Committee Minutes 9-26-15.pdf 2019-20
    2015-16 Accreditation and Assessment Committee Minutes 10-12-15.pdf 2019-20
    2015-16 Accreditation and Assessment Committee Minutes 11-19-15.pdf 2019-20
    2015-16 Accreditation and Assessment Committee Minutes 12-7-15.pdf 2019-20
    ACCRED Minutes 25Aug14.docx 2019-20
    ACCRED Minutes 8Sept14.docx 2019-20
    ACCRED Minutes 20Sept14.docx 2019-20
    ASCCC AccreditationCommittee Agenda 8.30.19.docx 2019-20
    ASCCC AccreditationCommittee Agenda 9.24.19.docx 2019-20
    ASCCC AccreditationCommittee Minutes 8.30.19.docx 2019-20
    ASCCC AccreditationCommittee Minutes 9.24.19.docx 2019-20
    ASCCC AccreditationCommittee Agenda 10.15.19.docx 2019-20
    ASCCC AccreditationCommittee Minutes 10.15.19.docx 2019-20
    ASCCC AccreditationCommittee Agenda 11.12.19.docx 2019-20
    ASCCC AccreditationCommittee Minutes 11.12.19.docx 2019-20
    ASCCC AccreditationCommittee Agenda 12.16.19.docx 2019-20
    ASCCC AccreditationCommittee Minutes 12.16.19.docx 2019-20
    ASCCC AccreditationCommittee Agenda 1.24.20.docx 2019-20
    ASCCC AccreditationCommittee Minutes 1.24.20.docx 2019-20
    ASCCC AccreditationCommittee Agenda 2.12.20.docx 2019-20
    ASCCC AccreditationCommittee Minutes 2.12.20.docx 2019-20
    ASCCC AccreditationCommittee Agenda 4.29.20.docx 2019-20
    ASCCC AccreditationCommittee Minutes 4.29.20.docx 2019-20
    Term 2018-19
    Document Notes Term
    Accreditation Minutes 21 August 2018.docx 2018-19
    Accreditation Minutes 25 September 2018.docx 2018-19
    Minutes Accreditation 16 October 2018.docx 2018-19
    Accreditation Minutes 6 November 2018.docx 2018-19
    Accreditation Minutes 14 December 2018.docx 2018-19
    Term 2017-18
    Document Notes Term
    ASCCC Accreditation Committee Meeting 8-17-2017 Minutes - approved.docx 2017-18
    ASCCC Accreditation Committee Meeting 9-16-2017 Minutes - approved.docx 2017-18
    ASCCC Accreditation Committee Meeting 10-10-2017 Minutes - approved.docx 2017-18
    ASCCC Accreditation Committee Meeting 11-14-2017 Minutes - approved.docx 2017-18
    ASCCC Accreditation Committee Meeting 11-18-2017 Minutes - approved.docx 2017-18
    ASCCC Accreditation Committee Meeting 11-28-2017 Minutes - approved.docx 2017-18
    ASCCC Accreditation Committee Meeting 1-22-2018 Minutes - approved.docx 2017-18
    ASCCC Accreditation Committee Meeting 2-13-2018 Minutes - approved.docx 2017-18
    Term 2016-17
    Document Notes Term
    AACAgenda9_24_16.pdf 2016-17
    AACMinutes9_24_16.docx 2016-17
    AACAgenda10_24_16.docx 2016-17
    AACMinutes10_24_16.docx 2016-17
    AACAgenda12_14_16.docx 2016-17

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