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Accreditation Steering Committee Charter

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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

  • The Accreditation Steering Committee (ASC) is a campus-wide committee of representatives from various constituent groups that oversees and manages all accreditation and ACCJC related matters.  The ASC will serve as a resource to College Council and the Academic Senate to assist in reviewing, gathering and monitoring the college's efforts to meet or exceed the accreditation standards set by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

OBJECTIVES

  • Monitor the preparation and completion of the self-evaluation report to the ACCJC.
  • Provide and ensure internal and external communications on current college accreditation status.
  • Establish the membership and organization of the working standard committees and provide direction as needed.
  • Create a work-plan and timeline for completion of the self-evaluation report and any follow-up reports.
  • Monitor the progress and completion of all actionable improvement plans, as well as all recommendations made as a result of the self-evaluation report.
  • Identify and recommend appropriate resources, space allocation, and other campus support, as needed, to assist in the accreditation process and ensure progress in meeting all accreditation requirements. 

MEMBERSHIP

This Steering Committee will be composed of the following voting members:

  • College President
  • Faculty Co-Chairs of Self-Evaluation Accreditation Report (2)
  • Vice President of Administrative Services
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer
  • Vice President of Student Services
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs 
  • Academic Senate President or designee
  • Academic Teamsters 911
  • Staff Bargaining Unit: Supervisors & Managers
  • Department Chair as appointed by COI
  • AFT Faculty Chapter Chair or designee
  • AFT Staff Chapter Chair or designee
  • ASO President or designee 
  • Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
  • One Classified (Unrepresented) Member 
  • SLO Coordinator

RESOURCE (NON-VOTING)

  • One representative from each Standard Team

CO-CHAIRS

  • The Co-Chair of the committee and a faculty co-chair shall be voted on by the committee. The term of office shall be 3 years.

MEMBERSHIP RESPONSIBILITY & CODE OF CONDUCT

  • It will be the responsibility of every member of the Accreditation Steering Committee to attend each meeting and to adhere to the College Code of Conduct.

AUTHORIZATION

  • The Accreditation Steering Committee is sanctioned and is a standing committee of College Council. It is authorized to form task forces to accomplish specific objectives.