ERIC Number: ED464687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Senate Rostrum: The Newsletter of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2002.
Adams, Julie, Ed.
Senate Rostrum: The Newsletter of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Feb-Oct 2002
The 2002 newsletter of Senate Rostrum contains the February and October issues. The February issue covers the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges' January 2002 hearing on Draft A of the proposed new accreditation standards. Members of the Academic Senate attended the meeting in order to voice their concerns regarding the new standards. Senate President Hoke Simpson's article, "'Ignore Us at Your Peril!' The San Francisco Accreditation Hearing," describes Senate members' objections to the Commission's emphasis on quantifiable outcomes rather than educational quality. In addition, Linda Collins outlines the proposal in "The Proposed Accreditation Standards: A Summary Critique." She argues against the revision's aim to import quality assurance approaches from business, and the continuous monitoring of outcomes rather than assuring adequate educational, fiscal, human, and physical resources. Other articles in the newsletter are: (1) "The Lessons of IMPAC" (Kate Clark); (2) "Horse Sense for People--Don't Fence Me In" (Renee Reyes Taylor); (3) "The Disciplines List Hearings" (Scott A. Lukas); (4) "A Report from the Affirmative Action and Cultural Diversity Committee" (Dibakar Barua; (5) "Local Senates" (Kate Clark); (6) "Efforts To Improve Basic Skills in Community Colleges Show Promise" (Mark Snowhite); and (7) "Technology Resources Showcased at Fall Session" (Mark Lieu). The October issue covers valuing diversity among faculty and staff members, the role of local senates in times of crisis, and the status of occupational faculty considering activities of states and vocational education. Other articles included are: (1) "French Fries, Funding, and Student Success: Occasions for Unity" (Hoke Simpson); (2) "Information Competency: Moving Ahead Despite..." (Kate Clark and Dan Crump); (3) "Vocational Faculty--What's Happening?" (Shaaron Vogel); and (4) "The Accountability Game: Stanford 9 in K-12, HMO's in Health Care...MSLO's in CC's" (Leon F. Marzillier). (NB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Articulation (Education), Basic Skills, College Faculty, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Institutional), Institutional Evaluation, School Counselors, Technology, Transfer Policy, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.academicsenate.cc.ca.us.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California