Responding to Accreditation Recommendations

Fall
2008
Resolution Number: 
02.05
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Accreditation
Status: 
Completed

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

Summary: 
Partner with administrative organizations to gather data from interested colleges about recommendations given by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, and to disseminate research to respective constituencies through multiple means. Provide educational opportunities to assist community college faculty, trustees, and administrators in problem solving and responding to ACCJC recommendations.
Recommendation: 
Committee should continue to research this issue, though should formalize discussions with the leadership of the CIOs, CSSOs, etc.
Status Report: 

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.