ERIC Number: ED455877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Accreditation Notes, 2000.
Accreditation Notes, Jan-Oct 2000
The newsletters of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) (California) provide commission news and discussions on current issues and policies regarding institutional accreditation. The January 2000 issue states that recent annual reports submitted by member institutions to ACCJC have revealed confusion about what constitutes an institutional change that should be reported to the commission as substantive. Sometimes, an institution plans a change between comprehensive evaluations that is substantive--a change altering the objectives or the scope of the institution, modifying the nature of the constituencies it seeks to serve, or changing the geographic area(s) served. The April 2000 issue discusses Project Renewal, an evaluation plan that is being implemented at a time when a significant list of issues with quality assurance implications confronts American higher education: distance learning; virtual libraries and the rapidly changing concept of information literacy; and sequential or simultaneous enrollment in a number of life-long learning institutions. The June 2000 issue discusses appointments made to the commission, and the October 2000 issue presents the 2000 Accreditation Survey results, which included very high approval ratings for current accreditation standards. Respondents were pleased with ACCJC's efforts to communicate with, train, and assist colleges. (JA)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Santa Rosa, CA.