Accreditation Committee

Status/former name
Accreditation and Assessment Committee

The Accreditation Committee advises the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) Executive Committee and statewide faculty on accreditation, continuous quality improvement, and equitable student learning. In collaboration with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, chief instructional officers, and other system partners, the committee organizes the ASCCC Accreditation Institute and offers professional development and learning opportunities with a focus on faculty roles and effective accreditation practices that promote innovation and social justice.  (updated December 1, 2022)

Membership of this committee includes an Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO). 

Note:  The members of this committee assist with planning for the Accreditation Institute. 

    Current Members
    Member Term
    Robert Stewart 2022-23 Chair
    Lucy Giusto 2022-23
    Nghiem Thai 2022-23
    Patricia Gomez 2022-23
    LaTonya Parker 2022-23
    Sharyn Eveland 2022-23
    Ricardo Castillo 2022-23
    Randy Beach 2022-23
    Academic Year Meetings

    2022-2023 Meeting Dates

    Fall 2022: 

    September 2, 2022, 4pm-5pm - Zoom

    September 19, 2022, 1pm-3pm - Zoom

    October 17, 2022, 1pm-3pm - Zoom

    November 14, 2022, 10am-3:30pm - Sacramento

    December 19, 2022, 1pm-3pm - Zoom

    Current Agendas/minutes

    Resolutions

    Title Session Year Sort ascending Category
    Request Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) to Readdress Bachelor’s Degree Program Requirements Fall 2017 Accreditation
    Local Recruitment and Nomination Processes for Accreditation Teams Fall 2016 Accreditation
    Disaggregation of Learning Outcomes Data Spring 2015 Accreditation
    ACCJC Written Reports to Colleges on Sanction Spring 2015 Accreditation
    Adopt the ASCCC Paper Effective Practices in Accreditation Fall 2015 Accreditation
    Endorse the CCCCO Task Force on Accreditation Report Fall 2015 Accreditation
    Explore Use of Simulated Accreditation Site Visits Spring 2014 Accreditation
    Faculty Participation on ACCJC External Review Committees Fall 2014 Accreditation
    Accreditation Effective Practices Paper Spring 2012 Accreditation
    Effective Practices for Providing California Community College Library Resources and Services to Online Students Spring 2012 Accreditation
    Use of Outside Researchers in Accreditation Spring 2011 Accreditation
    Paper Defining the Roles of College and District Researchers and Faculty Spring 2010 Accreditation
    Making ACCJC Correspondence and Recommendations Public Spring 2010 Accreditation
    Accreditation Options Spring 2010 Accreditation
    Embedding Program SLOs in Program Review Spring 2010 Curriculum
    Federalization of Higher Education Fall 2010 Accreditation
    Accreditation Team Visits Spring 2009 Accreditation
    SLO Terminology Glossary Fall 2009 Curriculum
    Institutional Effectiveness Spring 2009 General Concerns
    Accreditation and Equity Planning Fall 2005 Equity and Diversity
    Accreditation and Support for Local Senates Fall 2005 Accreditation
    Influencing Federal Accreditation Outcomes Fall 2008 Accreditation

    Rostrums

    Title Issue Year Sort ascending
    Making Accreditation Student Centered with Guided Pathways And Equity February 2020
    What Happened to the 2019 ASCCC Accreditation Institute? February 2019
    Building a New Road: Faculty Participation on Peer Review Teams for Accreditation April 2018
    Accreditation Reform and the Warren Bill February 2017
    Student Learning Outcomes: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? October 2017
    A Different Way of Thinking about SLOs October 2016
    The QFE: What Does It Mean for Faculty and Colleges Preparing an Accreditation Self-Evaluation? May 2016
    One Step Forward, Two Steps Back – Recent Actions on Institutions by ACCJC October 2016
    Big Wheels (of Accreditation) Keep on Turning: An Update to the Field on ACCJC Activities September 2015
    The Genie in the Bottle: Disaggregation of Student Learning Outcomes Data September 2015
    Looking Forward: the Chancellor’s Office Task Force On Accreditation Report November 2015
    Academic Senate Resolutions on Accreditation 1986 to the Present November 2013
    Accreditation: What’s Next February 2012
    Faculty Evaluations – The SLOAC Debate Continues April 2012
    The ACCJC Visiting Team: Details, Details, Details September 2012
    The Relationship of the Researcher with Faculty in Assessing Student Learning March 2011
    Sharing Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) With Your College Community January 2010
    In Defense of Teaching: Qualitative Assessment September 2010
    Mythbusters: Addressing Accreditation "Urban Legends" March 2009
    An SLO Terminology Glossary: A Draft in Progress May 2009
    What Does Proficiency Look Like on the ACCJC Rubric? September 2009
    Updating The Faculty Role in Planning and Budgeting Paper? November 2009
    Preserving Higher Education: Vigilance is Essential September 2007
    Accreditation and Faculty Evaluations? December 2007
    Have You Heard About the Two-Year Rule and Accreditation? February 2008

    Publications

    Past members

    Past Members
    Term: 2021-22
    Member Term Sort ascending
    Christopher Howerton 2021-22 Chair
    Carrie Roberson 2021-22
    Alicia Lopez 2021-22
    Laura Adams 2021-22
    Van Rider 2021-22
    Robert Steinberg 2021-22
    Jamar London 2021-22
    Jeff Lamb 2021-22
    Term: 2020-21
    Member Term Sort ascending
    Laura Adams 2020-21
    Roy Shahbazian 2020-21
    Sheri Berger 2020-21
    Cheryl Aschenbach 2020-21 Chair
    Amber Gillis 2020-21
    Manuel Vélez 2020-21
    Nili Kirschner 2020-21
    Claudia De La Toba 2020-21

    Past Agenda/minutes

    Resources