ERIC Number: ED462094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan-1
Reference Count: N/A
Diablo Valley College (DVC) Accreditation Self Study.
Diablo Valley Coll. Pleasant Hill, CA.
This is an institutional accreditation self-study from Diablo Valley College (DVC) in California. The 10 standards established by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges are as follows: (1) institutional mission; (2) institutional integrity; (3) institutional effectiveness; (4) educational programs; (5) student support and development; (6) information and learning resources; (7) faculty and staff; (8) physical resources; (9) financial resources; and (10) governance and administration. The report identifies DVC's application of these standards. For example, highlights from standard six include the results of a student survey regarding the college's computers. According to the survey, students think highly of the computers, giving them an average rating of 3.95 on a 5.0 scale. More than 75% of students were satisfied or very satisfied with the computer services on campus. The standard six committee did find, however, that students complained about the limited hours in the Computer Center. Findings from standard seven include faculty and staff respondents to a survey felt that the college had excessively relied on the use of part-time faculty, especially to replace full-time instructors. According to this report, however, the percentage of courses taught by full-time instructors has increased from 51% to 55% between fall 1999 and fall 2001. Accreditation recommendations are provided. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Diablo Valley Coll. Pleasant Hill, CA.