Role of the Commission 2017-04-18T11:10:18+00:00

Role of the Commission

Role of the Commission

The Commission consists of 19 members elected by ACCJC member institutions and comprises the Board of Directors of ACCJC. It is the responsibility of the the Commission, as a decision-making body, to determine the accredited status of an institution. In determining this status, the Commission uses the institution’s Self-Evaluation Report, the External Evaluation Team Report, other reports/documents prepared for the Commission, documents relevant to institutional compliance with the Commission’s Standards, and the accreditation history of the institution. The Commission decision is communicated to the institution via an action letter and is made public through Commission announcements.

The Commission membership reflects diversity and all members are deeply committed to higher education and volunteer countless hours to the tasks of peer accreditation. One Commission member represents the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and one Commission member represents the system office of the University. At least five Commission members are academic representatives who are faculty; at least three and up to five are representatives of the public; at least three are administrative representatives who are two-year college administrators; at least one member represents independent institutions; at least one member represents secondary educational institutions accredited by the ACCJC; at least one member represents four-year colleges and universities accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities, Western Association of Schools and Colleges; at least one member represents institutions in the American Affiliated Pacific Islands; and a maximum of two members are Affiliate Members.

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