ERIC Number: ED473680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Handbook of Accreditation and Policy Manual. Revised.
Lindquist, Sue; Hilmes, Mary Ann
This document, produced by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), is a handbook for administrators of community, junior, and specialized two-year colleges. This handbook is for the specific use of institutions under review, members of evaluation teams, and others who are concerned with good practice in associate degree-granting institutions. It begins with an introduction, which states that institutional accreditation by the ACCJC is a voluntary, nongovernmental process involving institutional self-study and professional peer review. The handbook is subsequently divided into four parts. Part 1 continues the introduction, with sections on the purpose of accreditation, standards and policies, accredited status, periodic review, candidate status, and review and appeal. Part 2 covers the standards for accreditation, which involve (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. Part 3 includes sections on testimonial policies, national policies, and operational policies. Finally, Part 4 is an appendix, which includes information on accreditation agencies and related organizations and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges constitution. (ND)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Santa Rosa, CA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For the previous version of the Handbook (1996), see ED 449 857.