Improved Training of Accreditation Teams

Fall
2008
Resolution Number: 
02.06
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Accreditation
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Consistent application of accreditation standards is crucial to the effectiveness and fairness of the accreditation process;

Whereas, Feedback from various colleges which have undergone accreditation indicates that accreditation teams are interpreting standards in a variety of often inconsistent ways; and

Whereas, This variability could be mitigated through better training of accreditation teams, especially the team leaders;

Resolved, That Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) that they develop and implement more complete and thorough training for accreditation teams.

Disposition: Accrediting Commission, Local Senates

Summary: 
Recommend to the ACCJC that they develop and implement more complete and thorough training for accreditation teams.
Recommendation: 
As with the other resolutions directing ASCCC to communicate directly with ACCJC, the committee should consult with the ASCCC president about the most effective way to discuss these matters with ACCJC.
Status Report: 

The ASCCC is collaborating with ACCJC. The 2012 ASCCC Accreditation Institute was co-sponsored by ACCJC. Accreditation Chair and president are communicating with ACCJC on a regular basis.