ERIC Number: ED461404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to Institutional Self Study and Reports to the Commission.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
This manual guides educational institutions in evaluating themselves according to standards of good practice regarding goals and objectives, utilization of resources, effectiveness, and achievement. Reaccreditation, including a comprehensive self study, is required every 6 years following initial accreditation. The self study is followed by an on-site visit by a team of peers to review the accredited status of a college, with the aim of improving a college's effectiveness in achieving its stated purpose. Intended for use with the Handbook of Accreditation and Policy Manual, 1996 Edition, this manual provides a reference for the conduct of the comprehensive self study, as well as instruction for the completion and submission of reports to the Commission. The document discusses: (1) comprehensive self study participation, recruitment, preparation, and resources; (2) self study report format, content, and submission; (3) commission standards for institutional mission, integrity, effectiveness, programs, student support, learning resources, faculty and staff, finances, and governance; (4) the evaluation site visit; and (5) reports to the Commission, including midterm, annual, interim substantive change, and show-cause reports. Appendices A through E contain sample certification, documentation for the site visit and a suggested time line. (AS)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Community Colleges, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Governance, Institutional Evaluation, Institutional Mission, Self Evaluation (Groups), Site Analysis, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Authoring Institution: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.