ERIC Number: ED463025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Annual Report, 2000-2001.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
This annual report from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC) contains information on commission activities during 2000-2001. One of ACCJC's top priorities was Project Renewal, a "360-degree" examination of the commission and all of its operations. For this peer-based review, hundreds of administrators answered questionnaires and participated in interviews and task forces to promote deeper, more broadly based discussions on institutional quality. As expected, new issues emerged, perhaps the major one being the accreditation of foreign institutions, which currently is under discussion. This report also includes information on institution-based, nationally based, and accreditation-based issues, such as: (1) the learning paradigm and the competency movement; (2) effectiveness and accountability; (3) distance education; (4) virtual libraries and information literacy; (5) faculty roles; (6) student attendance patterns; (7) Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognition; (8) increased interregional cooperation; (9) extended services; and (10) public disclosure. Some of these contextual issues will have clear implications for change in existing ACCJC standards and practices. Finally, this report discusses college responses to annual report questions. Information on student enrollment, job placement, human and fiscal resources, and institutional outcomes is summarized. (MKF)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.