Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges greatly values and respects the essential components of peer review and external accreditation in the educational process;
Whereas, The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) approach to accreditation has been punitive and publicly divisive, causing additional and unnecessary expenses and re-appropriation of resources from the classroom; and
Whereas, Alternative accrediting bodies other than the ACCJC exist and are utilized by our transfer institutions;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research the options available for peer review and accreditation other than the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges and make the results of this research available by Spring 2011.
MSU (97-0) Disposition: Local Senates, ACCJC, Board of Governors, Consultation Council Task Force on Accreditation
The 2011 - 12 Committee held breakouts and wrote a Rostrum article.