Whereas, Preparing for accreditation site visits can be a complex process for most colleges;
Whereas, A possible resource for colleges to prepare for accreditation team visits is the use of simulated evaluation teams, a group of accreditation-knowledgeable faculty, administrators, and staff either from the college, other colleges in the same district, or outside colleges who visit the college and provide a simulated experience of an actual site visit; and
Whereas, Based upon the simulated visit, the college may be better prepared to respond to the actual evaluation team visit;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges investigate the use of simulated accreditation team visits and report back to the body by Spring 2015.
The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) Partnership Resource Teams (PRT) accomplishes the intent of this resolutions and the ASCCC is directly involved in soliciting faculty as well as serving on the initiative workgroups. Additionally, the ASCCC offers Accreditation Resource Teams to come to colleges and assist with SLOs and assessment, program review, and faculty roles in institutional processes including accreditation.