Whereas, The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) convened the 2015 Task Force on Accreditation to review and address serious concerns regarding California community colleges’ accreditation process;
Whereas, The president of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, several community college presidents and administrators, a representative from the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges, a community college board trustee, a representative from the California Federation of Teachers, and the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office were active participants in the work of the Task Force on Accreditation and unanimously supported its findings and recommendations;
Whereas, The recommendations of the Task Force on Accreditation were, in part, based on ASCCC resolutions, which included recommendations for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC); and
Whereas, According to the Task Force on Accreditation, “On several occasions the ACCJC has promised changes and has offered reports detailing their efforts to address concerns, but these promises and reports have led to few significant improvements”;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges endorse the recommendations of the California Community Colleges 2015 Chancellor’s Office Task Force Report on Accreditation.