Accreditation Pop Quizzes

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Pop Quiz #1

January 15, 2013

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1. Do you know what ACCJC stands for?

 

2. Can you list the four standards of accreditation?

 

3. Do you know what sanction the College was given in July 2012?

 

4. Do you know that an Accrediting team visit will take place in Spring?  Did you know that they may call you or visit you to ask questions?  Maybe even drop in to your class to observe?

 

5.   Do you know what ALO stands for and who is CCSF’s ALO?

Answer Key

 
1.  ACCJC stands for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.  Take their online accreditation basics course to learn more:

 CLICK  HERE FOR THE ONLINE COURSE
 

2.  Standard 1 (Institutional Mission and Effectiveness); Standard 2 (Student Learning Programs and Services); Standard 3 (Resources); Standard 4 (Leadership and Governance).  To read more on the specific standards of accreditation, click here.


3. In July 2012, the College received a Show Cause sanction.  Read the ACCJC decision letter online at www.ccsf.edu/accreditation.  Show Cause is issued when the Accrediting Commission finds and institution in substantial non-compliance with the Commission’s Eligibility Requirements, Acceditation Standards, or policies, or when the institution has not responded to the conditions imposed by the Commission.  City College of San Francisco mush show cause why its accreditation should not be withdrawn by the Commission by demonstrating that it has corrected the deficiencies noted by the Commission and is in compliance with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, and Commission policies.   The burden of proof rests on the institution to demonstrate why its accreditation should be continued in its Show Cause Report due March 15, 2013.

 4. After submitting our Show Cause report due March 15, an accrediting team visit will take place at the College.  The visiting team will be comprised of faculty, administrators, trustees, from other community colleges to evaluate whether the College meets the standards of accreditation.  A visiting team member may request a meeting with you, or just drop by your class or office to observe, or may even bump into you and ask if you know about the accreditation visit, are familiar with the sanction, improvements, and assess your general level of your awareness on accreditation issues.  You can stay apprised of accreditation issues by clicking on the Accreditation Information button on the ccsf.edu homepage click here.


5. ALO stands for Accreditation Liaison Officer. The Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, Gohar Momjian, serves as the College’s ALO and is responsible for keeping the College apprized on accreditation issues and activities.  This Accreditation Pop Quiz bulletin will be sent out weekly to keep everyone on their toes.  Please feel free to call 415.239.3797 or email gmomjian@ccsf.edu .

 

Pop Quiz #2

January 22, 2013

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1. Do you know how to find City College’s accreditation website?

2.  Do you know how to find the DRAFT Show Cause Report which is NOW AVAILABLE for review?

3. What is the Show Cause Report and why should you read it?

4.  What is the Closure Report and where can I find it?

5.  How do you provide feedback on the Show Cause Report?

Answer Key

1.  City College’s accreditation information is available at www.ccsf.edu/accreditation.  The Accreditation Information link is also available from the www.ccsf.edu homepage, listed under Public Information.

 
2.  City College’s 1st DRAFT Show Cause Report is now available on the accreditation homepage, www.ccsf.edu/accreditation.  See below a direct link to the DRAFT Show Cause report page:

http://www.ccsf.edu/NEW/en/about-city-college/Accreditation_2012
 

3.  City College of San Francisco must show cause why its accreditation should not be withdrawn by the Commission by demonstrating that it has corrected the deficiencies noted by the Commission and is in compliance with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, and Commission policies.   The burden of proof rests on the institution to demonstrate why its accreditation should be continued in its Show Cause Report due March 15, 2013.  

 
Please read the report to ensure it is accurate and honest.  Part of the improvement process is to recognize deficiencies and put in place action plans for improvement.  We also do not want to miss our successes so that we can highlight them and learn from each other across the college.

 
4.  The Closure Report is a required component of the Show Cause Report in the event that accreditation is terminated.   The Closure Report outlines plans for students to complete their educational programs and have continued access to their records in the future.  This plan will include provisions to enable students to complete their programs and transfer records, provisions for faculty/staff, and provisions for the disposition of assets; it will also reference possible partnerships with a neighboring college that includes continued course offerings in our facilities.

 
The 1st DRAFT of the Closure Report is contained within the 1st DRAFT of the Show Cause Report and is available online at http://www.ccsf.edu/NEW/en/about-city-college/Accreditation_2012/show_cause_closurereport.html.

 
 5.  We need your feedback!  To streamline the feedback process, please communicate with your supervisor or with your constituent representative.  Instructions for submitting feedback:

 
Faculty, please send comments to: Karen Saginor, ksaginor@ccsf.edu

Classified Staff, please send feedback to James Rogers,jrogers@ccsf.edu

Administrators, please send feedback to Kristin Charles,kcharles@ccsf.edu

Students, please send feedback to William Walker,ccsfwill@gmail.com

 

Pop Quiz #3

January 29, 2013

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1. Do you know the deadline for feedback on the Show Cause Report?

 

February 4 is the deadline for feedback on the draft Show Cause Report.  

 

See below a direct link to the DRAFT Show Cause report page:

 

http://www.ccsf.edu/NEW/en/about-city-college/Accreditation_2012/show_cause_closurereport.html

 

To streamline the feedback process, please communicate with your supervisor or with your constituent representative.  Instructions for submitting feedback:

 

Faculty, please send comments to: Karen Saginor, http://tinyurl.com/AccredFeedback

Classified Staff, please send feedback to James Rogers, jrogers@ccsf.edu

Administrators, please send feedback to Kristin Charles, kcharles@ccsf.edu

Students, please send feedback to William Walker, ccsfwill@gmail.com

 

Pop Quiz #4

February 7, 2013

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1. What does ‘culture of evidence’ mean?

A culture of evidence helps us strengthen student success through the use of data to identify our strengths and weaknesses with a focus on areas for improvement.

This slide presents the context for shifting from anecdote to evidence: http://www.ccsf.edu/Offices/Research_Planning/pdf/evidence_slide.pdf

 
For the full ACCJC presentation, click here: http://www.accjc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Federal-Regulations-National-Conversations-SSSC_10-3-2012.pdf
 

2. Where do I find CCSF data?

 A newly updated report contains data ranging from “Performance of CCSF Students in Their First Year of Transfer to CSU” to “San Francisco Population Estimates and Projections 2000 to 2020”.

 Click here for written summaries of trends in SF population, CCSF student demographics, and CCSF student achievement. These pages are excerpts from the full report: http://www.ccsf.edu/Offices/Research_Planning/pdf/DataSummaries2013.pdf

 
Click this link for the full 54 page report. The report begins with a handy table of contents to help you locate the tables and graphs of most relevance to you. http://www.ccsf.edu/Offices/Research_Planning/pdf/internal_external_data_2013.pdf

 
3. How are CCSF data used?

 CCSF data are used in many venues throughout the College including in program review reports, campus and school planning, grants proposals, faculty and classified position requests, scheduling of classes, and proposals to either expand or contract current class offerings. Data are used to evaluate the effectiveness of our strategies and to guide budgeting and other institutional decisions.

Want more information about how data and research connect to planning? Take a look at the program review, annual planning, or strategic planning sections of the Research & Planning webpage: http://www.ccsf.edu/NEW/en/employee-services/research-planning-and-grants.html

Pop Quiz #5

February 21, 2013

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Accreditation Pop Quiz – Issue 5 – INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS - Feb. 21, 2013

1. What is "Institutional Effectiveness"?

2. ACCJC has identified "three key areas" designed to improve institutional effectiveness. Can you name the three key areas?

3. How will these three areas be evaluated by the visiting team?
4. What are the characteristics of "Sustainable Continuous Quality Improvement" (SCQI)?

5. How do these three key areas (Program Review, Planning, and SLOs) related to each other, and where can I find out more about these three key areas at CCSF?

 

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1. What is "Institutional Effectiveness"?

Standard I.B. "Improving Institutional Effectiveness" states that institutions must demonstrate "a conscious effort to produce and support student learning" including measuring learning, assessing the degree to which learning occurs, and making changes in order to improve learning. The concept of institutional effectiveness is so important that it also pervades the other Accreditation standards. See items in blue in this annotation by ACCJC:
http://www.ccsf.edu/NEW/content/dam/Organizational_Assets/About_CCSF/Accreditation/Accreditation-Standards-Annotated-for-CQI-and-SLOs_Revised-June-2012.pdf

2. ACCJC has identified "three key areas" designed to improve institutional effectiveness. Can you name the three key areas?

The three key areas are Program Review, Planning, and SLOs.

3. How will these three areas be evaluated by the visiting team?

ACCJC has provided rubrics for each of these. Colleges are currently required to be at Proficiency level for SLOs. For both Program Review and Planning, colleges are required to be at the highest level which is Sustainable Continuous Quality Improvement.
http://www.accjc.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/CoverMemoAndRevisedRubric_10-28-2011.pdf

4. What are the characteristics of "Sustainable Continuous Quality Improvement" (SCQI)?

Per the rubrics, SCQI means that processes are ongoing and systematic with robust dialogue about data and assessment in order to improve student learning and achievement. Processes are regularly reviewed and refined.

5. How do these three key areas (Program Review, Planning, and SLOs) related to each other, and where can I find out more about these three key areas at CCSF?

Question 4 in the Program Review Form requires all units to directly address SLOs, and any implications are further addressed through remaining questions on the form. Completed Program Reviews comprise a pivotal component of our Annual Assessment, Planning, and Budgeting processes as specified in the Annual Timeline.

For a direct link to Question 4 see http://www.ccsf.edu/NEW/content/dam/Organizational_Assets/Department/Research_Planning_Grants/Program Review/ProgRevBlankForm.doc

 

For a direct link to the Annual Timeline see http://www.ccsf.edu/NEW/content/dam/Organizational_Assets/Department/Research_Planning_Grants/Program Review/AnnualTimeline.pdf


For more about SLOs see http://www.ccsf.edu/slo


For more about Program Review see http://www.ccsf.edu/program_review

For more about Annual Planning see http://www.ccsf.edu/Offices/Research_Planning/planning_budget.htm

Pop Quiz #6

April 18, 2013

1.  I never had time to read the Show Cause Report which is really long!  Isn’t there some way I can get a summary?

2.  Now that the accreditation visit is over, what’s left to do?

3.  When do we find out about CCSF’s accreditation status?

4.  SLO and steady wins the race.... what does that mean?

5.  Have you checked out CCSF's Scorecard?

Answers:

1.  Thanks to our newly appointed Accreditation Steering Committee member, Kristina Whalen, please see attached a brief powerpoint which highlights the changes the college has made since being placed on Show Cause sanction.   This overview provides a before and now perspective which we hope you will find useful.  It is still very important for all College members to be knowledgeable on the changes taking place to address the 14 recommendations and to meet the accreditation standards.  See link below.

Before and After Show Cause

2.   Accreditation is an ongoing cycle of improvement and is never over.  The College put forth extensive action plans in its Show Cause Report and must continue to make progress in implementing the action plans.  It is up to each one of us to do our part within our units and departments to make progress on the action plans.   See link below to the compilation of action plans.

 http://www.ccsf.edu/ACC/Show%20Cause%20Report%20Action%20Plans_March%2015.pdf

 3.   The visiting team will prepare an evaluation report based on their visit and send it to the Accrediting Commission.  This report is not a recommendation on City College’s status; rather, it is an assessment on the extent to which CCSF has addressed the 14 recommendations and whether CCSF meets the standards.  In June 2013, the College will provide an update to the Commission on progress made since the April visit and the Accrediting Commission will decide whether the College has made sufficient progress to remove the Show Cause sanction.  The College expects to be notified of the decision in July 2013.

4.   SLO and steady wins the race...find out more at www.ccsf.edu/slo

5.  The State Chancellor’s Office released the new accountability framework designed to help more students achieve their educational goals by increasing completion rates and closing achievement gaps.  Here's the link to the CCSF Scorecard:  http://scorecard.cccco.edu/scorecardrates.aspx?CollegeID=361