Accreditation Evaluation Teams and Commission Actions

Fall
2014
Resolution Number: 
02.02
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Accreditation
Status: 
Assigned

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges values the peer review process as a mechanism for reflective evaluation and improvement[1];

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges believes the recommendations of an accreditation evaluation team, with appropriate faculty representation, should be the primary basis for evaluation; and

Whereas, The recent revelation reported in the August 28, 2014 edition of the Los Angeles Times[2] that the 2012 action of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges to place City College of San Francisco (CCSF) on “show cause” status did not align with the recommendation of the evaluation team to place CCSF on probation; 

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges collaborate with its system partners to urge the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges to provide comprehensive training to its evaluation teams that is of such depth and scope that the recommendations of evaluation teams will normally serve as the primary basis for a college’s evaluation; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges collaborate with its system partners to urge the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges to provide transparent justifications for its actions when they are not congruent with the evaluation team’s recommendations.

Status Report: 

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