Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) have recognized the need for faculty participation on the ACCJC visiting teams;
Whereas, Resolution 2.04 F04 asserts the faculty desire to participate on visiting teams and asks that the ACCJC "ensure that faculty comprise a minimum of 25% of the site visiting teams";
Whereas, There still is no consistent process to assure all visiting teams include faculty; and
Whereas, As the ACCJC develops accreditation processes, a process should be established that assures faculty members will always be included when creating visiting teams;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work to ensure that the entity that accredits the California community colleges adopt a policy that requires, and develop processes that ensure, that all visiting teams include a minimum of three faculty; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges does not recognize the authority of visiting teams that do not include the required number of faculty.
MSC Disposition: ACCJC, Local Senates
I think ACCJC does have some minimum for "academics" on their teams, but the definition is not just faculty. I brought this up again as recently as spring 2016, but I do not know that we have made any headway.