Accreditation Self-Study Library & Evidence

Accreditation Self-Study Library

  • ACCJC accreditation standards
  • ACCJC provides a rubric (page 3 and 4) for evaluating program review and institutional effectiveness.
  •  A revised Self-Study Manual was released in June 2011.
  • Guide to Evaluating and Improving Institutions provides information for site visit teams, but is useful to review when creating the self-study document as well as prior to the site visit.
  • ACCJC newsletters provide articles on higher education and accreditation. Check this link quarterly to see if there are any new articles that are interesting and relevant to your work.

Evidence from the 2011 Institutional Self Study

Electronic files and URLs are provided for all available evidence in the 2011 Institutional Self Study.  The evidence is organized by the 11 accreditation standards (click here to see the standards.)

  • Standard I: Institutional Mission and Effectiveness
    • IA: Mission
    • IB: Improving Institutional Effectiveness
  • Standard II: Student Learning Programs and Services
    • IIA: Instructional Programs
    • IIB: Student Support Services
    • IIC: Library and Learning Support Services
  • Standard III: Resources
    • IIIA: Human Resources
    • IIIB: Physical Resources
    • IIIC: Technology Resources
    • IIID: Financial Resources
  • Standard IV: Leadership and Governance
    • IVA: Decision-Making Roles and Processes
    • IVB: Board and Administrative Organization

Follow-Up Report Evidence

Recommendations to Cypress College

College Recommendation 1

To fully meet the standard, the team recommends that the college conduct regular analysis and evaluation of its college planning, governance, and decision-making processes in order to assess the efficacy of these systems and ensure their effectiveness. Results of these analysis and findings should be broadly communicated across the institutions and used as a basis for improvement, as appropriate.

  • C1-01: President’s Advisory Cabinet minutes, Dec 01, 2011
  • C1-02: Planning and Budget Committee minutes, Dec 01, 2011
  • C1-03: Management Team minutes, Dec 02, 2011
  • C1-04: President’s Advisory Cabinet minutes, Feb 02, 2012
  • C1-05: Diversity Committee minutes, Feb 08, 2012

College Recommendation 2

To fully meet the standards, the team recommends that the college implement a program discontinuance process that provides pathways for program completion by currently enrolled students.

  • C2-01: President’s Advisory Cabinet minutes, Oct 06, 2011
  • C2-02: Academic Senate minutes, Oct 06, 2011

Recommendations to North Orange County Community College District

District Recommendation 1

In order to meet the Standards, the Team recommends the district, in concert with the colleges, further define and align planning, governance, and decision-making processes to provide improved clarity to its structure, function, and linkages. (Standards IB.3; IB.4; IB.6; IVA.3; IVB.3.a; Eligibility Requirement 19)

 

 

 

 

 

 

District Recommendation 2

To fully meet the Standards, the Team recommends the district clearly delineate its budget allocation model, communicate the model to campus constituencies, and provide clarity as to its link to district planning. (Standards IB.3; IB.4; IIID.1.a; IVB.3.a; Eligibility Requirement 17)

District Recommendation 3

In order to meet the Standards, the Team recommends that the district conduct regular analysis and evaluation of its district planning, governance, and decision-making processes in order to assess the efficacy of these systems and ensure their effectiveness. Results of these analyses and findings should be broadly communicated across the institutions and used as a basis for improvement, as appropriate. (Standards IVA.5; IVB.3.g)

  • D3-01