Accreditation Committee

Status/former name
Accreditation Committee

The Accreditation Committee advises the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) Executive Committee and statewide faculty on accreditation, continuous quality improvement, and equitable student learning. In collaboration with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, chief instructional officers, and other system partners, the committee organizes the ASCCC Accreditation Institute and offers professional development and learning opportunities with a focus on faculty roles and effective accreditation practices that promote innovation and social justice.  (updated December 1, 2022)

Membership of this committee includes an Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO). 

Note:  The members of this committee assist with planning for the Accreditation Institute. 

    Current Members
    Member Term
    Manuel Vélez 2023-24 Chair
    Juan Arzola 2023-24
    Ric Epps 2023-24
    Elizabeth Ramirez 2023-24
    Davena Burns-Peters 2023-24
    Julie Colombo 2023-24
    Michelle Vogel Trautt 2023-24
    Mary Pape 2023-24
    Suji Venkataraman 2023-24
    Academic Year Meetings

    2022-2023 Meeting Dates

    Fall 2022: 

    September 2, 2022, 4pm-5pm - Zoom

    September 19, 2022, 1pm-3pm - Zoom

    October 17, 2022, 1pm-3pm - Zoom

    November 14, 2022, 10am-3:30pm - Woodland Community College - Woodland, CA

    December 19, 2022, 1pm-3pm - Zoom

    Spring 2023:

    January 30, 2023, 1pm-3pm - Zoom

    February 13, 2023, 2pm-3pm - Zoom 

    March 20, 2023, 1pm-3pm - Zoom

    April 10, 2023, 1pm-3pm - Zoom

    May 8, 2023, 1pm-3pm - Zoom

    June 12, 2023, 1pm-3pm - Zoom

    2023-2024 Meeting Dates

    August 22, 2023, 2pm - 3pm - Zoom

    Current Agendas/minutes

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    Title Session Year Sort ascending Category Status
    Updating the ASCCC Paper “Effective Practices in Accreditation” Fall 2022 Accreditation
    Advocating for the Retention of a Library and Learning Resources and Support Services Substandard to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges 2024 Revised Accreditation Standards Fall 2022 Accreditation Completed
    Request Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) to Readdress Bachelor’s Degree Program Requirements Fall 2017 Accreditation Completed
    Local Recruitment and Nomination Processes for Accreditation Teams Fall 2016 Accreditation Completed
    Endorse the CCCCO Task Force on Accreditation Report Fall 2015 Accreditation Assigned
    Adopt the ASCCC Paper Effective Practices in Accreditation Fall 2015 Accreditation Completed
    ACCJC Written Reports to Colleges on Sanction Spring 2015 Accreditation Completed
    Disaggregation of Learning Outcomes Data Spring 2015 Accreditation Completed
    Faculty Participation on ACCJC External Review Committees Fall 2014 Accreditation Completed
    Explore Use of Simulated Accreditation Site Visits Spring 2014 Accreditation Completed
    Accreditation Effective Practices Paper Spring 2012 Accreditation Completed
    Effective Practices for Providing California Community College Library Resources and Services to Online Students Spring 2012 Accreditation Found Not Feasible
    Use of Outside Researchers in Accreditation Spring 2011 Accreditation Completed
    Federalization of Higher Education Fall 2010 Accreditation Completed
    Embedding Program SLOs in Program Review Spring 2010 Curriculum Completed
    Accreditation Options Spring 2010 Accreditation Completed
    Making ACCJC Correspondence and Recommendations Public Spring 2010 Accreditation Completed
    Paper Defining the Roles of College and District Researchers and Faculty Spring 2010 Accreditation Completed
    Institutional Effectiveness Spring 2009 General Concerns Completed
    SLO Terminology Glossary Fall 2009 Curriculum Completed
    Accreditation Team Visits Spring 2009 Accreditation Completed
    Accreditation and Equity Planning Fall 2005 Equity and Diversity Completed
    Accreditation and Support for Local Senates Fall 2005 Accreditation Completed
    Influencing Federal Accreditation Outcomes Fall 2008 Accreditation Completed


    Title Issue Year Sort ascending
    Social Justice and Accreditation April 2023
    Using Accreditation to Support Innovation April 2023
    Accreditation: Then and Now April 2023
    Making Accreditation Student Centered with Guided Pathways And Equity February 2020
    What Happened to the 2019 ASCCC Accreditation Institute? February 2019
    Building a New Road: Faculty Participation on Peer Review Teams for Accreditation April 2018
    Student Learning Outcomes: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? October 2017
    Accreditation Reform and the Warren Bill February 2017
    A Different Way of Thinking about SLOs October 2016
    One Step Forward, Two Steps Back – Recent Actions on Institutions by ACCJC October 2016
    The QFE: What Does It Mean for Faculty and Colleges Preparing an Accreditation Self-Evaluation? May 2016
    Looking Forward: the Chancellor’s Office Task Force On Accreditation Report November 2015
    The Genie in the Bottle: Disaggregation of Student Learning Outcomes Data September 2015
    Big Wheels (of Accreditation) Keep on Turning: An Update to the Field on ACCJC Activities September 2015
    Academic Senate Resolutions on Accreditation 1986 to the Present November 2013
    The ACCJC Visiting Team: Details, Details, Details September 2012
    Faculty Evaluations – The SLOAC Debate Continues April 2012
    Accreditation: What’s Next February 2012
    The Relationship of the Researcher with Faculty in Assessing Student Learning March 2011
    In Defense of Teaching: Qualitative Assessment September 2010
    Sharing Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) With Your College Community January 2010
    Updating The Faculty Role in Planning and Budgeting Paper? November 2009
    What Does Proficiency Look Like on the ACCJC Rubric? September 2009
    An SLO Terminology Glossary: A Draft in Progress May 2009
    Mythbusters: Addressing Accreditation "Urban Legends" March 2009


    Past members

    Past Members
    Term: 2022-23
    Member Term Sort ascending
    Patricia Gomez 2022-23
    Nghiem Thai 2022-23
    Lucy Giusto 2022-23
    Randy Beach 2022-23
    Ricardo Castillo 2022-23
    Sharyn Eveland 2022-23
    LaTonya Parker 2022-23
    Robert L. Stewart Jr. 2022-23 Chair
    Term: 2021-22
    Member Term Sort ascending
    Van Rider 2021-22
    Jeff Lamb 2021-22
    Jamar London 2021-22
    Robert Steinberg 2021-22
    Laura Adams 2021-22
    Alicia Lopez 2021-22
    Carrie Roberson 2021-22
    Christopher Howerton 2021-22 Chair
    Term: 2020-21
    Member Term Sort ascending
    Cheryl Aschenbach 2020-21 Chair
    Sheri Berger 2020-21
    Roy Shahbazian 2020-21
    Laura Adams 2020-21
    Claudia De La Toba 2020-21
    Nili Kirschner 2020-21
    Manuel Vélez 2020-21
    Amber Gillis 2020-21

    Past Agenda/minutes