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The Accreditation Adventure Sink, Float, or Swim?. Columbia College December 2009. Adventure Questions. Who?. What?. When?. Where?. Why?. How?. Who is the Accrediting Agency?. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

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The accreditation adventure sink float or swim

The Accreditation AdventureSink, Float, or Swim?

Columbia College

December 2009


Adventure questions

Adventure Questions

Who?

What?

When?

Where?

Why?

How?


Who is the accrediting agency

Who is the Accrediting Agency?

Accrediting Commission for

Community and Junior Colleges

  • The ACCJC accredits associate degree granting institutions and is one of three commissions under the corporate entity known as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).


Who is involved at columbia

Who is Involved at Columbia?

  • Accreditation Liaison Officer

  • Accreditation Co-Chairs

  • Steering Committee

  • Standards Committees

    • Mission and Institutional

      Effectiveness

    • Instructional Programs

    • Support Services

    • Resources

    • Technology

    • Governance


The accreditation adventure sink float or swim

Accreditation Steering Committee

(College Council)

Accreditation Co-Chair

Dennis Gervin

Vice President of Student Learning

Accreditation Co-Chair

Raelene Juarez

Academic Senate President

Accreditation Liaison Officer

Dennis Gervin

ACCREDITATION

Mission & Institutional Effectiveness (MIE)

Governance

Standards Committees

Technology

Instructional Programs (IP)

Support Services

Resources


What is accreditation

What is Accreditation?

  • A peer review process designed to encourage institutions to plan for self improvement, with the intent of improving student learning.


What is assessed

What is Assessed?

  • Self-Study Report

    • Four Standards

      • Mission and Institutional Effectiveness

      • Student Learning Programs and Services

      • Resources

      • Leadership and Governance

    • Theme Integration

    • Evidence

  • Thestandards and themesare intended to facilitate “self-reflective dialogue” regarding the institutions effectiveness and path to improving student learning.


What is the committee structure

What is the Committee Structure?

Four Standards

  • Mission and Institutional Effectiveness

  • Student Learning Programs and Services

    • Instructional Programs

    • Support Services/Library

  • Resources

    • Human, Physical & Financial

    • Technology

  • Leadership and Governance

Standards Committees

  • Mission and Institutional Effectiveness

  • Instructional Programs

  • Support Services

  • Resources

  • Technology

  • Leadership and Governance


When does the adventure begin

When does the Adventure Begin?

Starts Fall 2009

Ends Fall 2011

NOW


Fall 2009

Fall 2009

  • The purpose of this semester is to structure.

    • Accreditation Co-Chairs

    • Steering Committee

    • Standards Committees with Co-Chairs

    • Timeline

    • Columbia College Accreditation Web Page


Spring fall 2010

Spring & Fall 2010

  • The purpose of Spring is to organize and collect info so we can write in the Summer and Fall!

    • Flex Day Trainings

    • Steering Committee Meetings

    • Monthly Meetings: All Co-Chairs

    • Bi-Monthly Meetings: Standards Committees

    • Weekly Meetings: Accreditation Co-Chairs


Spring 2011

Spring 2011

  • The purpose of Spring is to review content and make changes/additions as needed.

    • Continue all meetings

    • First Draft Due Flex Day to ALL accreditation committees and members on

    • Second Draft Due in February to Senates, campus community, and District

    • Third Draft Due in April to Steering Committee (possibly for adoption?)

    • Final Edits in Summer


Fall 2011

Fall 2011

  • The purpose of Fall is to showcase the report.

    • Final copy sent to ACCJC by August 15, 2011

    • Fall in-service day, August 25, 2011

    • Possible addendum to address changes?

    • Preparing for Site Visit

    • Site Visit week of October 17, 2011


Where is the adventure

Where is the Adventure?

COLUMBIA COLLEGE!


Why do accreditation

Why do Accreditation?

  • It certifies to the general public that Columbia:

    • Has appropriate purposes,

    • Has the resources needed to accomplish its purposes,

    • Can demonstrate that it is accomplishing its purposes, and

    • Gives reason to believe that it will continue to accomplish its purposes.

      NOTE: Taken from the ACCJC Website http://www.accjc.org


How is the process guided

How is the Process Guided?

Leave No Trace Principles

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare

  • Travel on Durable Surfaces

  • Dispose of Waste

  • Minimize Campfire Impacts

  • Leave What You Find

  • Respect Wildlife and Be Considerate of Others

Our Guiding Principles

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare

  • Use Reliable Resources and Information

  • Disregard Bogus Info

  • Minimize Fires - light the way (do not burn it)

  • Make a Copy; Reference

  • Value Everyone and Everything!


How will the report be structured

How will the Report be Structured?

  • The next step in the Accreditation Adventure

    Coming Flex Day - Spring 2010

  • Format and Flow

  • Theme Integration

  • Content and Evidence

  • Planning Agendas

  • Plus More!

Happy Trails!


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