Whereas, The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges does not involve the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges in making faculty appointments to the Commission;
Whereas, Draft A of the proposed revisions to the accrediting standards moves the accrediting process further in the direction of use of quantitative data to the exclusion of qualitative evaluation of the educational process; and
Whereas, There is a need for collective action by the faculty of California community colleges to argue against the direction the Accrediting Commission is taking in its proposed revisions to the Accreditation Standards;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate work with local senates to mobilize wide concern over the direction and impact of the recommendations of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, including working with professional associations, non-educational and non-government organizations, and other groups;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate work with the Accrediting Commission to address the accountability of the Accrediting Commission to the educational community concerning the educational quality of programs that serve students;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate work with the Accrediting Commission to ensure that all California community college faculty appointments to the Commission are made by the Academic Senate; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate research past standards as well as desirable additions to the current standards and provide alternatives to the Accrediting Commission's proposed changes to the accrediting standards.
New standards were adopted by the ACCJC in 2002 over the objections of the ASCCC.