Resolved, That the Academic Senate pursue multi-level strategies to respond to accreditation draft B and any subsequent drafts including:
to continue to seek dialogue with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), seek extension of the timeline for adoption, and work in concert with other interested groups to create opportunities for continued discussion on future accrediting standards,
to continue to develop analyses of the proposals and suggest alternative proposals and wording,
to continue to respond in writing and via public testimony,
to work with local senates to generate responses to ACCJC,
to work with Consultation Council representatives as well as organizations not represented on the Council to address shared concerns,
to continue to work in coalition with a wide range of interested groups at the local, state and national levels, including such faculty organizations as AAUP, AFT, and NEA, and faculty in both two and four-year colleges, and
to research legal conflicts between the proposed accreditation standards and state law and regulations and consider legal strategies should the standards be imposed.
The Liaison and the President worked with AAUP to draft and publicize multi-level strategies (including national, state and local levels) for addressing the new standards.AAUP appointed a member of the Executive Committee to the national AAUP Committee on Accrediting of Colleges and Universities. The Committee continues to work on strategies to address the shift in regional accrediting standards.