Today's Law As Amended


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AB-1385 Community colleges: accreditation.(2015-2016)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 72208 of the Education Code is amended to read:

72208.
 (a) The regional  accrediting agency for the community colleges shall report to the appropriate policy and budget subcommittees of the Legislature upon the issuance of a decision that affects the accreditation status of a community college and, on a biannual basis, report  any accreditation policy changes that affect the accreditation process or status for a community college.
(b) The Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall ensure that the appropriate policy and budget subcommittees of the Legislature are provided the information required to be reported pursuant to subdivision (a).
(c) (1)  The regional  accrediting agency shall report to the board of governors as soon as practicable after the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity has notified the regional accrediting agency of the date by which the agency’s application for continued recognition is due. not impose a special assessment on community colleges for the accrediting agency’s legal fees for any lawsuit, unless there has been an affirmative vote of the majority of the chief executive officers, or their designees, of all of the community colleges. Each community college, as represented by its chief executive officer, or his or her designee, shall be eligible to cast a vote on the assessment. 
(2) This subdivision does not apply to the accrediting agency’s activities that are related to private educational institutions in the state or educational institutions outside of the state.
(3) This subdivision does not affect the authority of the United States Department of Education regarding educational institutions.
(4) Compliance with this subdivision shall be excused if the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges determines that federal criteria for recognition of an accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education prohibit the accrediting agency from complying with this subdivision.