Given all the recent announcements regarding colleges on sanction or warning, did you know that the Senate has a resource for local senates in the area of accreditation? As a new service to local academic senates, the Accreditation Resource Teams will provide a direct and custom-made response to the needs of local academic senates concerning issues around the 10+1. This resource is separate from and in addition to the multi-college plenary sessions, institutes, and regional trainings provided by the Academic Senate. Accreditation Resource Teams consider the problem statement developed by the local senate regarding an issue and then create training and potential solution options adapted to the requesting college culture and student populations based upon Academic Senate positions and papers.
Former and current executive board members and former and current members of Academic Senate committees such as the Accreditation and SLO or Curriculum Committees. Team members are faculty members who have actively participated in the area of practice the requesting college identifies, such as faculty who co-chaired accreditation studies, were on ACCJC visiting teams, or contributed to the development of program review, program discontinuance, or budgeting policies.
Types of Services provided
Some of the topics might include
- SLOs and Assessment
- Program Review
- Faculty Roles in instructional programs, student services/student support services, accreditation, governance (Resources, Planning and Budgeting)
Lecture-type presentations, interactive sessions, coaching or mentoring sessions, development of training materials or workbooks, and other methods to assist local colleges in successful accreditation.
Dependent on the resources needed to accomplish the goals of the college. Costs will include reimbursement, stipends, and materials.