Thursday, February 2, 2006

UPDATE: Saddleback College and IVC Accreditation "action letters"

Yesterday, we reported that IVC was spanked anew by the Accrediting Agency: the college must submit a new report on Oct. 15. This will be followed by yet another site visit. D'oh!

In the case of IVC, the college's efforts to respond to the accrediting agency's 8 recommendations (January '05) were judged inadequate or unacceptable with regard to recommendations 6, 7, and 8 (i.e., board micromanagement, unclarity with regard to constituency groups' roles and responsibilities, and the "plague of despair").

That result pointed a finger of blame at the Board and the Chancellor.

At today's (IVC) Academic Senate meeting, we learned that Saddleback College, too, has heard from the accrediting agency (ACCJC/WASC). Evidently, in the case of Saddleback College, which initially received 6 recommendations, the college was judged to have offered an inadequate response to all six recommendations. D'OH!

We'll provide details as we get them.

Below is the letter received yesterday by IVC's Glenn "Milquetoast" Roquemore (click on the image to make it larger):

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