Kevin Yokoyama1 
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Re: “Edge of Oblivion

The complete accreditation report from the team visit can be found on CR's website at: Here are a couple of excerpts: On page 4 of the report: “The college has had several presidents and interim presidents over the last few years with an accumulation of bad feelings, poor continuity of college processes, and a general attitude of uncertainty and mistrust. This underlying climate was clear to the team in reviewing the Self Study. The team found that the climate had improved considerably under the current interim president…” The next paragraph continues: “The team was fully prepared to find a college which had made little progress on the pervasive issues identified in previous accreditation visits and in previous recommendations. However, after considerable investigation and many interviews, a clearer picture emerged. College of the Redwoods is in transition to a new era that would address each and every one of these issues…” Near the conclusion of the report on page 87: “It was clear to the team through examining the Self Study, conducting interviews, and reviewing documents that prior to the last six months, the college did not function under a collegial governance model, did not set priorities through an evidence-based planning and budgeting process, did not support the use of student learning outcomes as a driver of resource allocation, and did not follow established processes to evaluate planning and implementation efforts.” The report concludes in the following paragraph: “The newly installed interim president/superintendent has established an environment of collegiality, has initiated many policies and procedures that involved dialog and collegiality in decision making, and has begun planning processes that have the potential to provide an integrated, data-driven decision making process for the college, although these latter efforts are too new to evaluate their impact and the leadership of the interim president/superintendent is not established as being able to continue these efforts pending the outcome of the current search for a permanent president/superintendent.” Hopefully CR can continue on this course and address all the issues raised by the ACCJC.

Posted by Kevin Yokoyama on 02/28/2012 at 12:18 PM

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