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ERIC Number: ED569192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 37
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
Effective Practices in Accreditation: A Guide for Faculty
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
Every college struggles to create processes of quality assurance and continuous improvement to demonstrate and ensure its service to students and community. Accreditation is one avenue that ensures some uniformity across many institutions in the eyes of the public. While this paper focuses on accreditation processes and meeting the needs of accrediting commissions, it is important to remember the overarching goals of service and improvement when devising systems appropriate to each individual college. There is no one way that colleges meet accreditation standards. The standards reflect the minimum requirements expected of institutions and each institution must find its own way to best serve the needs of the community and uphold the standards of educational quality. This paper outlines some effective practices colleges should consider and regularly review both in terms of processes and topics as well as in terms of the most recent Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Standards adopted in 2014. The following is appended: ACCJC Bio Data Form for Evaluators.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. 555 Capitol Mall Suite 525, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-445-4753; Fax: 916-323-9867; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges