Submitting Proposed Revisions to the 2014 First Reading Draft of the Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards Through Written and Oral Testimony to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)

Spring
2014
Resolution Number: 
02.02
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Category: 
Accreditation
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, On January 24, 2014, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) released for first reading a revised set of Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards and began soliciting public comment about the draft revisions and will accept public comments until April 30, 2014;

Whereas, The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) will hold public hearings about the 2014 First Reading Draft of the Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards at Sylmar, California on April 28, 2014 and Sacramento, California on April 30, 2014; 

Whereas, In order to assist the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges in providing public comment to the ACCJC, the Accreditation and Assessment Committee of the Academic Senate collected and compiled a list of recommended proposed revisions based upon research and analysis by the committee, including input from the field, in a single document entitled Suggested Revisions to the Draft 2014 Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards; and

Whereas, It would be impossible to present oral testimony for all of the items in the Suggested Revisions to the Draft 2014 Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards document in the available time, and therefore the Academic Senate must prioritize the proposed revisions that are of greatest importance to faculty; 

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt the Suggested Revisions to the Draft 2014 Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards and direct the Executive Committee to submit these proposed revisions on behalf of the Academic Senate through written and oral testimony at the ACCJC’s public hearings, and furthermore devote its oral testimony to the proposed revisions determined to be of highest importance by the Executive Committee; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local academic senates to provide oral and/or written testimony about the 2014 First Reading

Draft of the Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards [1] identified to the ACCJC based on their own locally identified concerns.

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Status Report: 

Written and oral testimony was provided to the ACCJC.