Accreditation

Accreditation

Standard IV: Leadership and Governance

Standard IVB--Board and Administrative Organization continued

  1. The governing board acts in a manner consistent with its policies and bylaws. The board regularly evaluates its policies and practices and revises them as necessary.

  2. The governing board has a program for board development and new member orientation. It has a mechanism for providing for continuity of board membership and staggered terms of office.

  3. The governing board’s self-evaluation processes for assessing board performance are clearly defined, implemented, and published in its policies or bylaws.

  4. The governing board has a code of ethics that includes a clearly defined policy for dealing with behavior that violates its code.

  5. The governing board is informed about and involved in the accreditation process.

  6. The governing board has the responsibility for selecting and evaluating the district/system chief administrator (most often known as the chancellor) in a multi-college district/system or the college chief administrator (most often known as the president) in the case of a single college. The governing board delegates full responsibility and authority to him/her to implement and administer board policies without board interference and holds him/her accountable for the operation of the district/system or college, respectively.

    In multi-college districts/systems, the governing board establishes a clearly defined policy for selecting and evaluating the presidents of the colleges.

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Accreditation
Accreditation Liaison
Mallory Newell
Phone: 408.864.8777

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Last Updated: 9/15/09