Providing Faculty Names for ACCJC Visiting Teams

Spring
2009
Resolution Number: 
02.01
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Accreditation
Status: 
In Progress

Whereas, Previously the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges provided faculty names to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) for accreditation visiting teams while the current practice of obtaining faculty names includes an online self-nomination process or a recommendation from the college president;

Whereas, The Academic Senate is the primary voice of faculty in academic and professional matters and strives to provide opportunities for faculty to gain experiences and expertise in professional and academic matters, including accreditation;

Whereas, The ACCJC has often expressed an interest in having more faculty serve on accreditation visiting teams; and

Whereas, There is a need for more California community college faculty to fully understand the accreditation process, and this can readily be achieved through participation on an accreditation visiting team;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) to develop and communicate available pathways to provide faculty names for service on visiting teams, including having the Academic Senate provide faculty names directly to the ACCJC to increase faculty participation.

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; and do not recognize the authority of visiting teams that do not include the required number of faculty.
Recommendation: 
The committee needs to work with ASCCC president on the best way to inform ACCJC of this resolution.
Status Report: 

I brought this up again as recently as spring 2016, but I do not know that we have made any headway.