ERIC Number: ED222214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Handbook of Accreditation and Policy Manual. 1981 Edition.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
Designed by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), this handbook outlines the standards, procedures, and policies for the accreditation of community and junior colleges in California, Hawaii, Micronesia, Guam, and American Samoa. Part 1 states the conditions for achieving and maintaining accreditation, focusing on eligibility, accreditation candidacy, accredited status, application procedures, periodic review, and appeal. Part 2 discusses the use of standards for accreditation in self-study, accreditation team visits, and review by ACCJC. The standards themselves are also presented, covering institutional goals and objectives; educational programs; instructional staff; student and community services; learning, physical, and financial resources; governance and administration; and district/system relationships. Part 3 examines the institutional self-study, describing the format and content of four types of accreditation reports and the documentation required for accreditation visits. Part 4 outlines procedures for evaluation teams, visits, and reports, and part 5 reviews the procedures used by the ACCJC for accreditation actions. Part 6 details commission policies related to, for example, the purposes of accreditation, public access, the role of officers, practices and ethics, review and appeal, and information disclosure. Appendices include a list of accrediting agencies, a glossary, and suggestions for institutional self-study. (HB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.