ACCJC Webinars

Scheduled Webinars

Webinar Title Date/Time Description Zoom Link
Streamlining Substantive Change 11/19/19 – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST) ACCJC has made great strides in clarifying and streamlining the Substantive Change process, but the whole endeavor can still feel daunting or confusing. This webinar will demystify the process and explain how an institution can move from a concept to tangible approval in simple steps. What situation requires a substantive change inquiry? What information is required? How long does the process take? Does every application have to go before the committee for approval? Members of the Substantive Change Committee and Accreditation Liaison Officers from member colleges will answer these questions and more in an informative look at “sub change.”
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Webinar Recordings and Survey Links

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Beyond the Standards: The Importance of ACCJC Policies 10/15/19 Accreditation Standards are the basis for Institutional Self-Evaluation Reports and peer review visits, but Commission Policies are often just as important in guiding best practices and operations in our member institutions. In this webinar, presenters will explain the relationship between the policies and the standards and will highlight specific policies that are most relevant to day-to-day work at your college. Presenters will discuss policies on distance and correspondence education, transfer, monitoring institutional performance, and rights and responsibilities of the commission and member institutions.

Guest panelists:
Dr. Kevin Bontenbal, ACCJC Commissioner, Chair of the ACCJC Policy Committee, Faculty at Cuesta College
Mr. Adam Karp, Dean, Planning, Research, Technology, Accreditation Liaison Officer, American River College
Ms. Crystal Kollross, Executive Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, Accreditation Liaison Officer, Pasadena City College
Ms. Gohar Momjian, ACCJC Vice President

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A Closer Look at the Higher Education Act 9/17/19 Congress is in the process of reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA), which is a good opportunity to take a closer look at this groundbreaking and important piece of legislation. Learn more about the history of the bill, as well as the potential changes that will shape accreditation and higher education as a whole. From credit hours to distance education to bright line indicators, find out how accreditors are seeking to shape the outcomes in order to preserve and protect higher education and the students we serve.

Guest panelist:
Dr. Richard Winn, President, ACCJC

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Commendations: Achieving and Maximizing Excellence 8/20/19 How does an institution earn a commendation in a comprehensive report? And once the commendation is awarded, where does the institution go from there? This webinar will provide an enlightening discussion about what peer review teams look for in crafting commendations. We’ll also hear from member institutions who have used their commendations as a means of directing innovation and elevating the concept of continuous improvement. Our member institutions are achieving great things – join us for a look at recognizing (and running with) exceptional institutional efforts and achievements via commendations.

Guest panelists:
Dr. Jennifer Vega Serna, Vice President, Academic Services, College of the Sequoias
Mr. Jeff Stearns, Division Chair, Language Arts, Honolulu Community College

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What Does it Mean to be a Peer Reviewer 5/21/2019 Each semester, dozens of higher education professionals in the region volunteer as ACCJC peer reviewers to visit colleges as part of the comprehensive review process. It is a wonderful opportunity to gain insight into the accreditation process and to make meaningful connections with fellow educators and administrators in California and the Pacific Islands. So, how do you become a peer reviewer and what does the duty entail? Webinar panelists will explain the process for applying to serve on a peer review team, share expectations the Commission has for reviewers, and outline the benefits to you and your institution for serving on a team. This presentation includes a Q&A session, please CLICK HERE for the Q&A results.
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Annual Reports 3/20/19 ACCJC hosted a webinar to provide an overview of the recently revised Annual Report and Annual Fiscal Report. We encourage CEOs, ALOs, chief business officers, research professionals, and others who help compile or complete the annual reports to review the recording, especially if you were not able to attend the live webinar. The webinar was hosted by the ACCJC Evaluation and Planning Committee, and was facilitated by Commissioner Randy Beach (faculty at Southwestern College).

Access webinar survey:CLICK HERE

  • For questions on the Annual Fiscal Report, please email Stephanie Droker at sdroker@accjc.org.
  • For questions on the Annual Report, please email Gohar Momjian at gmomjian@accjc.org.
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Annual Reports 3/19/19 ACCJC hosted a webinar to provide an overview of the recently revised Annual Report and Annual Fiscal Report. We encourage CEOs, ALOs, chief business officers, research professionals, and others who help compile or complete the annual reports to review the recording, especially if you were not able to attend the live webinar. The webinar was hosted by the ACCJC Evaluation and Planning Committee, and was facilitated by Commissioner Randy Beach (faculty at Southwestern College).

Access webinar survey:CLICK HERE

  • For questions on the Annual Fiscal Report, please email Stephanie Droker at sdroker@accjc.org.
  • For questions on the Annual Report, please email Gohar Momjian at gmomjian@accjc.org.
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