Accreditation is seen as an essential component in the college‘s planning and evaluation cycles. The ACCJC Standards are built into the evaluation of the planning agenda. In this manner, the PIE (Planning, Implementation & Evaluation) process produces much of the data needed in the accreditation report through its regular cycle. The Self Study committees allow for a broad group of constituents to evaluate the college‘s efforts from various angles. This differing scope enables the college to review its progress from multiple vantage points.
The Accreditation Response Group (ARG), co-chaired by the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) and the Faculty Chair for Accreditation, is the primary vehicle for promoting a college culture that is dedicated to program improvement and is focused on student learning. The ARG verifies the system by which ELAC continually evaluates and improves its operation to achieve and improve institutional effectiveness to ensure student-centered learning and achievement in accordance with the Accrediting Commission‘s standards of good practice. The standards are based on the implementation of an effective mission statement that is central to institutional planning and decision making; the appropriateness, sufficiency, and utilization of resources; the usefulness, integrity, and effectiveness of its processes; and the extent to which it is achieving its intended outcomes.
The ARG meets at least quarterly (January, April, July, and October) to create Commission-required reports or to respond to Commission recommendations. This committee broadens the group of those involved in accreditation activities and ensures that campus constituents are knowledgeable about the accreditation process and associated standards.
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