ACCJC Conference Presentations and Other Materials
ACCJC Accreditation Standards Symposium, April 2015
We were pleased to have 260 participants at the sold-out ACCJC Accreditation Standards Symposium in San Diego, April 23-24, 2015. Presentation slides and other materials from the Symposium are posted below. Questions from the audience are being answered in writing for posting with other conference materials. As Q&A segments are completed, they will be posted here as well.
Standard I Q and A | Standard II Q and A | Standard III Q and A | Standard IV Q and A
ACCJC Accreditation Standards
Symposium Annotated Accreditation Standards
Symposium Accreditation Standards, Note-taking Format
Symposium PowerPoints and Clicker Questions
Symposium Resource Sheet
ACCJC Occasional Papers
The ACCJC Staff prepares reports to the Commission and to the membership which are presented in
Public Session at Commission meetings. When there has been wider interest in the subject, the
reports are posted here:
REGIONAL WORKSHOPS ON STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)
Regional workshops cover a topic relevant to ACCJC accredited institutions, and are hosted by a member institution. Participants include other colleges in close geographic proximity of the host college. These workshops offer opportunities for the sharing of practices through presentations and group discussions and the participating institutions are invited to send small groups of participants. PowerPoint Presentations from Regional Workshops on SLOs are available for download below.
Kapi’olani Community College (July 14, 2015) Regional Workshop on Student Learning Outcomes and AssessmentDr. David Marshall Regional Workshop Presentation Elements of Design Definitions of Learning Outcomes, Measures of Learning, Summarizing Learning Outcomes Data, Using Assessment Data All workshopsCollege of the Sequoias (October 2014) West Hills College Coalinga Clarifying the PathCitrus College (September 2014) Pasadena City College SLOs Course to Development to Institution at Citrus CollegeOhlone College (April 2014) De Anza College SLO Process Reaching for Sustainability at Ohlone CollegeMiraCosta College (February 2014) Santa Monica College SLO Course to Program to Institutional Development, Assessment, and Use at MiraCosta CollegeCollege of the Desert (October 4, 2013): Chaffey College The Journey Toward Proficiency at Chaffey College
Solano Community College (September 20, 2013): College of Marin SLO Course to Program to Institutional Development/Assessment and Use
Los Angeles Pierce College (April 19, 2013): Cuesta College Presentation
Butte College (April 12, 2013): Sacramento City College Presentation on SLO processes
The ACCJC is offering ALO/CIO Workshops. The first one was held on September 23, 2011 at Norco College. These workshops will continue to be offered twice each year in alternating locations. They are open to all ALOs/CIOs and are available on a first come, first serve basis. They feature a briefing for experienced ALOs/CIOs and training for new ALOs/CIOs. Participants will be able to share best practices, common concerns and solutions. Please visit the Events page for a list of upcoming workshops. PowerPoint presentations from past ALO/CIO Workshops are available for download below.
Laney College (September 27, 2013): ALO Briefing & Training
Chaffey College (February 22, 2013): ALO Briefing & Training
Fresno City College (November 30, 2012): ALO Briefing & Training
Honolulu Community College (September 25, 2012): ALO Briefing & Training
Diablo Valley College (March 30, 2012): ALO Briefing & Training
Norco College (September 23, 2011): ALO Briefing & Training
STRENGTHENING STUDENT SUCCESS CONFERENCE 2012ACCJC participated in four sessions at the RP Group's Strengthening Student Success Conference "Embracing and Leading Change," October 3-5, 2012, in Costa Mesa, CA. ACCJC was a co-sponser along with 3CSN, the Career Ladders Project and LearningWorks.1. Pinpointing Areas to Improve: New Accreditation Expectations for Disaggregating Data, presented by ACCJC President, Barbara Beno and college researchers Gregory Stoup, Canada College; Robert Pacheco, MiraCosta College; and Daniel Martinez, Riverside City College, addressed the new reporting requirements to disaggregate student data in order to pinpoint areas where resources and efforts need to be repurposed to improve learning outcomes for all student.2. Federal Regulations and National Conversations Impacting Accreditation Practices and Policies, presented by ACCJC President, Barbara Beno, provided current information from the U.S. Department of Education's regulations, and also information pressures from the national dialogue on changes in accreditation transparency, public disclosure and greater focus on student learning outcomes.3. Saying It All in 250 Words or Less: Tackling the Narrative Responses in the ACCJC's College Status Report on SLO Implementation, presented by Anu Khanna, DeAnza College; Kathleen Rose, Gavilan College; Susan Clifford, ACCJC Vice President; with planning assistance from Sarah McLemore, Glendale Community College, engaged participants in an interactive discussion about prioritizing content and balancing the quantitative and qualitative evidence to be included in the SLO Report4. Developing Institutional Student Learning Outcomes, an interactive session presented by Susan Clifford, ACCJC; Fred Trapp, Cambridge West Partnership; Daylene Meuschke and Paul Wickline, College of the Canyons; Greg Baxley and Sally Demarest, Cuesta College; Katy French and Marty Furch, Palomar College provided three case studies of how colleges are articulating and assessing institutional learning outcomes and how they are engaging faculty in discussions about the outcome and assessment results.5. SLO Proficiency into Practice, a post conference session presented by Susan Clifford, ACCJC Vice President and two SLO Power Award Winners, Marcy Alancraig, Cabrillo College, and Karen Wong, Skyline College. It began with highlights from the New Leadership Alliance publication Committing to Quality: Guidelines for Assessment and Accountability in Higher Education. Participants worked together to develop successful practices and strategies for student learning outcomes development and assessment. The session closed with the opportunity to provide input for the ACCJC Review of Accreditation Standards and Practices.Some resources are available for download here. Additional resources are available on the RP Group website at: http://www.rpgroup.org
- Federal Regulations National Conversations Impacting Accreditation Practices and Policies
- ACCJC External Evaluation Team Responsibilities for Compliance with USDE Regulations
- Student Achievement and Student Learning Outcomes-What Teams Would Ideally Find
- Committing to Quality
PUBLIC HEARING ON ACCREDITATION STANDARDS AND PRACTICES
On Monday, September 24, 2012, the ACCJC conducted its third public hearing on Accreditation Standards and practices. The hearing, held at Honolulu Community College, was the final of three held as part of the ongoing Review of Accreditation Standards and Practices. Sherrill Amador, Commission Chair, presided over the hearing. She was joined by Commissioners Frank Gornick, Susan Murata, Michael Rota, and Patrick Tellei, and Commission President, Barbara Beno. Forty participants attended the hearing, with six offering oral testimony.
As part of the hearing, Dr. John Nixon, ACCJC Associate Vice President, was asked to give a short presentation about the Review of Accreditation Standards and Practices, offering examples of the kinds of input received from the field to date. Dr. Nixon's PowerPoint presentation is available for download here.
WEBINAR: DE ON THE FRONT BURNER – NEW REGULATIONS, NEW CHALLENGES AND ACCREDITATION
On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, the ACCJC conducted a webinar to highlight recent regulatory issues impacting Distance Education (DE) practice. Administrators, DE coordinators, faculty and staff working in Distance Education were invited to attend.Dr. Barbara Beno (ACCJC President) and Patricia James (Mt. San Jacinto College) discussed important issues in Distance Education with James Glapa-Grossklag (College of the Canyons), Pamela K. Shay (Franklin University) and Sharyl Thompson (American College of Education). ACCJC Vice Presidents Susan Clifford, Krista Johns, and Jack Pond joined in the discussion as well. Regulation related topics that have recently surfaced were presented and discussed among the panel members. The goal of the seminar was to identify the impacts of federal regulations on DE practice and discuss how the ACCJC will be working with its member institutions to address the concerns.TOPICS INCLUDED:1) State Authorization: Practical Implications, 2) Student Authentication: Truth and Science Fiction, 3) Last Day of Attendance: Asynchronous Attendance? 4) Categorizing DE: DE vs. Correspondence Education, 5) On the Horizon: USDE Intentions to regulate DE; Review of ACCJC Accreditation Standards; and Changes in Evaluation Team Training and Evaluation Strategies, 6) Other Challenges, Concerns and Comments.The webinar has been archived on CCCConfer. Individuals can view the seminar, download presentation slides, and read question and answer follow-up by going to the @One site at: http://www.onefortraining.org/accjcwebinar. The staff at CCCConfer also converted the archive of the webinar to a portable format and posted it on YouTube. You can view the program on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/phb-VrFUte8.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA ANNUAL TRUSTEES CONFERENCE
This year's conference was held on May 4-6, 2012, at the Sheraton Marina, San Diego. The theme of the 2012 Annual Trustees Conference was "Balancing Change: Rewards and Challenges of Trusteeship." This event provided discussion forums and best practices to effectively lead in these difficult times. Participants learned about effective trusteeship, fiscal policy, accreditation, legislation, student success, and community, state and national trends.
Conference speakers addressed developmental math issues, and workforce and economic development. Focus sessions discussed the findings of a two-year study of basic skills programs in our community colleges and a panel discussion addressed the interrelated topics of finance, accreditation and governance and the strategies for effective leadership.
CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE ACCREDITATION INSTITUTE
In partnership with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges ACCJC presented at the Accreditation Institute on February 10-11, 2012, at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort. The theme of Accreditation Institute 2012 was "From Product to Process: Accreditation for the Common Good."
The main purpose of the Accreditation Institute was to assist and support faculty and administrative leaders as they navigate all the waters of writing their institution's self evaluation. Furthermore, the Institute examined ways of addressing assessment and "closing the loop" in order to meet proficiency level in learning outcomes as indicated on the ACCJC rubric.
ACCJC partnered with four of its member institutions on a presentation titled "Applying ACCJC Guidelines to SLO/Assessment: 2012 Proficiency into Practice."
Additional materials and information regarding this event is available on the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges' website at: http://asccc.org/events/2012/02/accreditation-institute.
REGIONAL WORKSHOPS ON PROGRAM REVIEW AND INTEGRATED PLANNING
In the fall 2010 ACCJC introduced the concept of regional workshops. It is a characteristic of the regional workshops that they cover a topic which is relevant to ACCJC accredited institutions, they are hosted by a member institution and the participants are other colleges in close geographic proximity of the host college. The workshops also offer opportunities for the sharing of practices through presentations and group discussions and the participating institutions are invited to send small groups of participants.Presentations from Regional Workshops on Program Review and Integrated Planning are available for download below.Ventura College (October 19, 2012): ACCJC Regional Workshop Presentation on Program Review and Integrated Planning; IBEC In-Sight Tools Brad Phillips-ACCJC Presentation; Ventura CCD Integrated Planning Presentation; Moorpark College Planning and Assessment; Santa Monica College on Program Review-Planning PresentationSanta Rosa Junior College (September 21, 2012): ACCJC Regional Workshop Presentation on Program Review and Integrated Planning; IBEC In-SIGHT Tools_Brad Phillips-ACCJC Presentation; Santa Rosa Junior College Integrated Planning and Program Review Presentation; Yuba CCD Presentation on Program Review and Integrated Planning: A Multi-College District Model
Carrington College California (April 27, 2012): ACCJC Regional Workshop Presentation on Program Review and Integrated Planning; LosRios CCD Integrated Planning in a Multi-College District; MTI College Institutional Planning & Effectiveness for Academic & Administrative Departments
San Diego Mesa College (March 9, 2012): ACCJC Regional Workshop Presentation on Program Review and Integrated Planning; Rancho Santiago CCD Presentation: A Multi-Campus Model for Program Review and Integrated Institutional Planning; Barstow College: A Single Campus Model for Program Review and Integrated Institutional Planning
Modesto Junior College (November 4, 2011): ACCJC Regional Workshop Presenation on Program Review and Integrated Planning; Santa Rosa Junior College Web based Program Review; Meeting the Challenge: Cal-PASS; Model for Program Review and Integrated Institutional Planning at Columbia College
College of the Canyons (September 9, 2011): ACCJC Regional Workshop Presentation on Program Review for Integrated Planning; College of the Canyons Single Campus District Model for Program Review & Planning; Diablo Valley College Presentation at College of the Canyons
West Valley College (April 29, 2011): ACCJC Regional Workshop Presentation on Program Review for Integrated Planning; Multi-Campus Model for PR and Integrated Institutional Planning_College of San Mateo; Single Campus Model for PR and Integrated Planning_Santa Monica College
Hawai'i Tokai International College (February 28, 2011): ACCJC Regional Workshop Presentation on Program Review for Integrated Planning; Comprehensive Assessment Reports_Long Beach City College and Barstow College; Model for Program Review and Integrated Institutional Planning at Columbia College
Mt. San Antonio College (October 1, 2010): ACCJC Regional Workshop Presentation on Program Review and Integrated Planning