ERIC Number: ED250039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Delineation of State Agency, Accreditation, and Institutional Responsibilities. Improving Community College Evaluation and Planning: Project Working Paper Number Four.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
One of a series of papers resulting from a Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) project to improve evaluation and planning in community colleges, this working paper presents a plan of purposes and activities to experimentally test a model of delineation of responsibilities among accrediting commissions, state agencies, and local community college districts. Following introductory materials on the project, the paper presents certain assumptions and expectations to be understood in defining the complementary roles of the Office of the Chancellor for California Community Colleges (CCC) and the Western Association Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). This section includes a matrix showing objectives, participants, and responsibilities with regard to the FIPSE project. The next section focuses on the organizational relationships between the CCC and ACCJC, examining the quasi-hierarchical levels of institutional accountability, evaluation, and planning in the CCC, the role of the FIPSE project in community college accountability, influences in the community college environmental network that reduce and promote conflict, and cyclical stages in institutional planning. Next, a discussion is provided of the relationships between accreditation standards and goals of the Board of Governors of the CCC, and of the gaps in the state goals and ACCJC standards. Appendices propose a delineation of functions, present a statement of CCC philosophy and goals, and provide ACCJC accrediting standards. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.