ERIC Number: ED315137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Standards for Accreditation.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Academic Senate.
The standards for accreditation presented in this paper were developed by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges to measure basic characteristics of quality required of all accredited institutions. The accreditation standards are divided into eight areas. Standard one discusses institutional integrity: purposes; planning; and effectiveness. Standard two discusses educational programs: general requirements; articulation; curriculum planning and evaluation; and credit and non-credit courses. Specific topics under standard three are student services and co-curricular learning environments, which are discussed in terms of general provisions, counseling services, admissions and records, coordination and administration, and the comprehensiveness of services. Provisions for faculty and staff in the areas of selection, qualifications, evaluation, staff development, and other personnel policies are the focus of standard four. Standard five discusses various aspects of learning resources, including collection development, accessibility, faculty and staff, and general provisions. Standard six concerns physical resources, such as facilities, equipment, facilities planning, and financial resources. The final standard covers aspects of governance and administration, including the governing board, administrative services, faculty, support staff, and students. Supporting documentation is listed for each standard. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, College Administration, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Facilities, Educational Quality, Educational Resources, Evaluation Criteria, Financial Policy, Library Standards, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Academic Senate.
Identifiers - Location: California