ERIC Number: ED480189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to Evaluating Institutions Using ACCJC 2002 Standards.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
Guides institutions or evaluation teams on the preparation of a self-study report or evaluation based on ACCJC (Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges) 2002 standards. Emphasizes that institutions should use this guide as means for a more holistic evaluation through thoughtful dialogue and judgment about institutional quality. The guide was designed to create discussions that would lead to deeper considerations of accreditation standards than mere compliance. Discusses the importance and the methods of effective dialogue to promote the quality and the improvement of an institution. These 2002 ACCJC standards focus on student learning outcomes as a result of attending college in addition to past accreditation standards. Suggests questions and lists of possible sources of evidence in order to create a more informed discussion of student achievement, institutional performance and student learning outcomes. Contains five main sections: (1) Introduction; (2) General Information on Accreditation; (3) a description and method to effective Dialogue; (4) Accreditation, Quality Assurance and Evidence; and (5) Questions to Use in Institutional Evaluation for each of the ACCJC standards. The four standards include: (1) Institutional Mission and Effectiveness; (2) Student Learning Programs and Services; (3) Resources (human resources, physical resources, etc.); and (4) Leadership and Governance. Examples are also provided for each of the standards. (NB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, Institutional Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.accjc.org/documents/GUIDE%20TO%20EVALUATING%20INSTITUTIONS.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.