Accreditation Self Evaluation Chair
College Skills/Tutorial Department
Dr. Mary Kay Rudolph
Accreditation Liaison Officer
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, California 95401
While many Standard Committee members are either working full-time during the summer or taking some well-deserved time off—or doing a combination of both—most committees agreed to devote some time over the summer to prepare for writing the first draft in the fall. These were the suggested “3 R’s” for summer work: reading, resources, and research.
Reading about the process and reviewing examples will give a sense of what is expected in a Self Evaluation.
The Accrediting Commission is emphasizing evidence, which means referring to College websites and other forms of documentation to demonstrate how a standard is being met. Keep careful notes about any documents or websites used for information since they will all need to be listed in the “Evidence” section of each standard.
The SRJC Accreditation website lists many college websites on the page called Key Links to SRJC Information.
ACCJC’s Guide to Evaluating Institutions breaks down each standard to a series of questions and also list the types of resources that might appropriate as evidence. A link to this PDF document is listed on the ACCJC Publications & Policies page. The Word version of this publication can be accessed. Please contact Wanda Burzycki for the password.
These questions can provide direction about what sources might provide the answers.
Example: Standard II.C.b has the question, “What are the information competencies that the institution purports to teach all students? What is the evidence that the institution acts purposefully to teach these competencies?” Sources of evidence might include:
The Key Links to SRJC Information page is a good place to start the research.
To keep in mind while conducting research