Whereas, The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) has placed an increasing number of California community colleges on probation or warning;
Whereas, Many California community colleges are struggling to respond to the accreditation standards and recommendations;
Whereas, Information collected about these recommendations would assist colleges in responding to ACCJC; and
Whereas, While faculty roles in accreditation fall within the purview of the "10 + 1," coordinated administrative leadership, time, and fiscal resources are essential for successful institutional responses to ACCJC recommendations;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges partner with administrative organizations to gather data from interested colleges about recommendations given by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges partner with administrative organizations to disseminate research to respective constituencies through multiple means; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges provide educational opportunities to assist community college faculty, trustees, and administrators in problem solving and responding to ACCJC recommendations.
Disposition: Accrediting Commission, Local Senates
The Accrediation Institutes in 2008-09 and 2009-10 have provided breakouts on addressing past problems by focusing on the colleges that have successfully gotten off sanction.