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College of the Redwoods Accreditation Overview. Open Forum August 7, 2012 – New Theater. Fiscal and Accreditation Survival Skills. Tom Henry, CEO Education Management and Assistance Corporation (EdMAC )

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college of the redwoods accreditation overview

College of the Redwoods Accreditation Overview

Open Forum August 7, 2012 – New Theater

fiscal and accreditation survival skills
Fiscal and Accreditation Survival Skills
  • Tom Henry, CEO Education Management and Assistance Corporation (EdMAC)
  • Special Trustee Compton Community College District and Fiscal Adviser Peralta Community College District
  • Past Special Trustee Lassen and Solano Community Colleges
  • Prior CEO of the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT)
fcmat statutory authority
FCMAT Statutory Authority
  • Education Code Section 42127.8 and 84041
  • Administrative Agent / 25- Member Board
  • Board of Governors Request – EC 84041 (a)
  • Community College Request – EC 84041 (g)
fcmat assistance services
FCMAT ASSISTANCE/SERVICES
  • Board of Governors Request
  • Establish or Maintain Sound Fiscal Management
  • Management Review
  • Audit of the Financial Conditions of the District
  • Management or Fiscal Crisis Intervention
  • FCMAT Management Report Including Findings and Recommendations to the District
fcmat assistance and services
FCMAT Assistance and Services
  • District Request of FCMAT
  • Provide Fiscal Management Assistance
  • Facilitate Training for Members of the District Governing Board, and District Employees to Improve Fiscal Accountability and Fiscal Competency
fcmat website
FCMAT Website
  • http://www.fcmat.org/
  • Request for Services
  • FCMAT Alerts and Advisories
  • Community College Reports
  • Education Headlines
fcmat predictors of school agencies needing intervention
FCMAT Predictors of School Agencies Needing Intervention

http://wwwstatic.kern.org/gems/fcmat/predictors12805.pdf

  • Importance of Strong Leadership and Effective Communication
  • Budget Development and Monitoring
  • Long-Term Debt Commitments
  • Human Resource Crisis
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Fiscal and Accreditation Survival Skills
  • Board of Governors Criteria and Standards (EC 84040)
  • Periodic Assessment of Fiscal Conditions
  • Standards for Sound Fiscal Management
  • Purpose – Preventive Management Assistance
  • Self-Assessment Checklist (Fiscal Management)

http://www.cccco.edu/Portals/4/CFFP/Fiscal/Standards/acc_advisories/FS0505_Fiscal_Monitoring_Accounting_Advisory.pdf

accreditation points for fiscal services staff accjc may 2009 advisory
Accreditation Points for Fiscal Services Staff - ACCJC, May 2009 Advisory
  • Five Most Common Areas of Deficiency
  • Lack of Data-Driven Decision Making and Good Quality Program Review
  • Lack of Integrated Planning Processes – That the Institution Uses to Regularly Evaluate its Effectiveness and Make Improvements
  • Trustee-Governance Problems
  • Other Governance Problems
  • Financial Management or Financial Stability Problems
focus areas to understand and embrace
Focus Areas to Understand and Embrace
  • Accreditation Process Represents
  • Best Practices and Peer Review, Self-Regulating, and Increasingly, Federal Regulations of Higher Education
  • Accreditation Reference Handbook, Self Study Manual, Guide to Evaluation Institutions, Distance Learning Manual (http://www.accjc.org/)
  • Be Prepared/Pro-Active
  • Appoint and Empower the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO)
  • Maintain Adherence to Standards, Eligibility Requirements and Self-Study at all Times
  • Start Self-Study Four Semesters Prior to ACCJC Visit
focus areas to understand and embrace1
Focus Areas to Understand and Embrace
  • Research and Accurate -Timely Data Helps Drive Participatory Decision Making
  • Continuous Institutional Dialogue Helps Ensure Educational Effectiveness
  • Good Decisions Involve Participation – Ultimately the Board and CEO Leadership Must Make Decisions Focused on Institutional Excellence and Effectiveness
  • Steering Committee Membership Fundamental
  • Reports, Audits, ACCJC Recommendations Require Immediate and Sustained Attention
  • ACCJC Reports
  • External and Independent Audit Reports
  • Any Local, State/Federal Reviews/Audits
focus areas to understand and embrace2
Focus Areas to Understand and Embrace
  • Responsive and Professional with ACCJC Process/Team
  • Respond Promptly and Accurately to all ACCJC Inquires/Recommendations
  • Seek Advice from ACCJC and Colleagues
  • Integrate Ongoing Institutional Evaluation and Planning with Self-Study and all Responses (Data for Decision Making)
focus areas to understand and embrace3
Focus Areas to Understand and Embrace
  • Board Development and Ethics Training
  • Ongoing Training – Governance and Fiscal
  • Regular Policy Review and Updates
  • Monitoring Relative to Board Policy Development
  • Demonstrate Understanding of Distinct Role of Board and CEO
  • Adherence to Board Code of Conduct and Ethics
  • Govern the Members who Fail to Perform Well – Self Evaluation
focus areas to understand and embrace4
Focus Areas to Understand and Embrace
  • Avoid Denial, Complacency and Confrontation
  • Accept and Understand the ACCJC Findings
  • Assume Responsibility and Embrace Accountability
  • Form Partnerships in a Collegial Manner
  • Key Fiscal and Academic Standards
  • Standard III D (Fiscal Resources)
  • Institutional Mission and Effectiveness (I and IV)
  • Student Learning Programs and Services (II)
  • Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) (All Standards)
focus areas to understand and embrace5
Focus Areas to Understand and Embrace
  • “Two Year Rule”
  • Federal Law Requires Full Compliance with all Standards within Two Years
  • ACCJC Sets Deadlines for the Institution to Come into Compliance with any Deficiencies
  • Evidenced Based Process
  • Substantial and Sustainable Resolution Required
  • Termination of Accreditation is Required if Institution Fails to Substantially Comply unless Rare and Extenuating Circumstances Exist
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