Whereas, The 2002 Accreditation Standards for California Community Colleges require specified Student Learning Outcomes and assessments; and
Whereas, The Student Learning Outcomes are written, coordinated, managed and integrated through a faculty-driven process;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) to ensure that faculty comprise a minimum of 25% of the site visiting teams; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges reaffirm its support in the recruitment and training of faculty for accreditation site visits.
The committee will communicate to the Commission and create a document encouraging CIOs to provide institutional support and for the ACCJC to consider academic calendar schedules (16 and 18 week schedules) when assigning faculty to accreditation teams. This resolution has been partially completed by communicating in meetings with the ACCJC and making clear the mechanism for faculty to volunteer for visiting teams.