Accreditation Effective Practices Paper

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Accreditation Committee
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A Rostrum article was authored by Phil Smith in November 2013.

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has traditionally developed and distributed papers and resources that provide guidance to local districts in meeting state developed regulations;

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges held its annual Accreditation Institute on February 10-11, 2012, in Anaheim, and feedback from the attendees indicated the value of the specific examples presented in the general sessions and breakouts;

Whereas, The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) participated in planning and presenting the 2012 Accreditation Institute, and the ACCJC has expressed interest in continuing to work with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges; and

Whereas, The ACCJC staff reiterated numerous times that colleges need to develop their own processes and that the ACCJC has not historically provided specific examples of the multiple ways that colleges can document evidence in meeting the standards, yet the collaboration with the ACCJC at the 2012 Accreditation Institute provided the opportunity to solicit multiple examples to meet accreditation compliance;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop resources, including a paper, on effective practices for accreditation compliance including but not limited to effective examples of the following: completion of a self evaluation, actionable improvement plans, institutional effectiveness, surviving sanctions, program review, budgeting process, and governance structures.

MSC Disposition: Local Senates