Because of the ongoing pandemic, PCC’s evaluation by the Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), which occurred on Monday, March 8th through Thursday, March 11th looked very different from 2015, when the institution was last visited.
Last week the school’s accreditation work group held a forum to update the campus on the school’s progress in completing the nine recommendations given to PCC by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) last year. If the school does not comply with these recommendation by the time the team submits their follow-up report in September it faces losing its accreditation. The most drastic and on-going change the school faces comes from a recommendation the college was given over six years ago in …
In early September, PCC received a letter from the Accrediting Commission of Community Junior Colleges (ACCJC) stating that the college had been placed on enhanced monitoring because of it’s poor record of documenting student learning success. Student learning outcomes (SLO) are statements made by each faculty member that identifies what students will learn and be able to demonstrate after they complete their course. The outcomes of those should be expressed through their knowledge and/or skills of what they learned in that specific class. ACCJC determined …
The accreditation visit team from the state arrived on Monday to start its evaluation of the school and to write an “exit report” disclosing what observations were made about PCC during its four day visit.
Matthew Jordan, one of the creators of the school’s accreditation report, suddenly resigned his position as the interim dean of instructional support at a crucial time during the accreditation process, according to school officials.
The Academic Senate voted 17 to 14 last month not to certify the final draft of the Accreditation Self-Evaluation Report after Academic Senate President Eduardo Cairó refused to sign the document because he said it was improperly created. In a recent email sent to faculty, Cairó outlined many reasons for not signing the document. “The process that was established by the PCC administration to produce an accurate document was a failure,” Cairó said. “The Senate did not have adequate time to review, revise, or submit …
PCC officials recently released the final version of the Accreditation Self-Evaluation report, which at times paints an unflattering view of the school’s recent history.
Last week a self-evaluation form was sent via email to students, staff and faculty to gather feedback on the college’s performance in anticipation of the college’s reaccreditation visit from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) next year.
Following the disappointment in the change of speaker for the upcoming commencement ceremony, the Associated Students board shifted gears to discussing matters with accreditation and getting a better handle on how to deal with the concerns some students may have in regards to the GM building.
The Academic Senate agreed to the administration’s request for a technical assistance visit by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) and Community College League of California (CCLC) in an effort to improve collegiality on campus ahead of next year’s accreditation process.