ACCJC Standards Glossary
Methods that an institution employs to gather evidence
and evaluate quality.
Participative and mutually respectful
Self-reflective exchanges engaged in by the college
community, characterized by a free exchange of ideas without the purpose of
defending or deciding on a course of action.
Evidence of Institution and Program Performance
Quantitative and qualitative data which an institution as a whole uses to determine
the extent to which it attains the performance goals it establishes for itself.
Capability to access, evaluate, and
use information in fulfillment of coursework and independent study.
Addressed regularly as part of the business of the
college rather than in response to periodic external requirements. Qualitative
Data Data relating to, or involving quality or kind, which cannot be represented
numerically, such as portfolios of work, narrative description and evaluation
of a performance, learner description and analysis of a learning experience.
Data which can be represented numerically
Student Learning Outcomes
Knowledge, skills, abilities, and
attitudes that a student has attained at the end (or as a result) of his or
her engagement in a particular set of collegiate experiences.
Total Cost of Ownership
In addition to the initial cost of a purchase, all long-term and indirect costs
resulting from that purchase.