Developing Processes for Faculty Participation on Accrediting Teams

Spring
2009
Resolution Number: 
02.03
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Accreditation
Status: 
In Progress

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

Summary: 
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; do not recognize the authority of visiting teams that do not include the required number of faculty.
Recommendation: 
Committee needs to work with ASCCC president to determine the most effective way to inform ACCJC of this resolution.
Status Report: 

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.