This document, "Strengthening the Accreditation Process," was adopted at the 1992 Spring Session with direction to the Executive Committee "to work with the Accreditation Commission to implement the recommendations to the greatest extent possible." The recommendations include suggestions for composition of visiting teams and for making the work of visiting teams more effective. There are also suggestions for the work of the Commission and for the Academic Senate itself in strengthening accreditation.
As the Senate works with the Commission concerning the recommendations in this document, we would appreciate comments from local senates concerning accreditation. Please send your comments to the Academic Senate Office or to any member of the Ad Hoc Committee.
The Senate wishes to thank John Petersen, Executive Director, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges and Commissioners Carmen Decker, Cypress College, and Barbara Schnelker, Palomar College, for their help.