These issues have been addressed by the paper, Working with the 2002 Accreditations Standards: The Faculty's Role, at the 2007 Accreditation Institute and by several Rostrum articles. These concerns will continue to be addressed at Accreditation Institutes in the future.
Whereas in Spring 84 the Academic Senate passed a resolution requesting that all communications concerning each successive step in the accreditation process and follow-up that are sent by the Accreditating Commission to the Chief Executive Officer also be sent to the local academic senate president, and
Whereas this policy has not been fully implemented,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges reaffirm the resolution of Spring 1984 and direct its President to forward this resolution to the Accreditating Commission and also direct the Executive Committee to establish a wider policy for the involvement of local academic senates in choosing the institutional chair/co-chairs for the accreditation and self-study processes, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct its President to forward this policy to the Accrediting Commission suggesting that local academic senates appoint faculty to accreditation self-study teams.
[NOTE: The following is the text of the Spring 1984 resolution: "Request that all communications concerning each successive step in the accreditation process and follow-up that are sent by the Accrediting Commission to the CEO also be sent to the local Academic Senate."]
M/S/U Disposition: Accrediting Commission, Executive Committee, Local Senates