Task Force on Accreditation Process and Communication

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The Task Force on Accreditation Process and Communication was established by  the ALA Executive Board at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference.


Charge: To make recommendations to the ALA Executive Board on the following areas:


External Communications, including the importance of LIS education to the profession, the academy, and the public; the celebration of the strength of LIS programs; and, advocacy and outreach about how the field is transforming to meet the needs of a changing society.


Internal Communications, including specifically a joint ALA/ALISE statement on the value of accreditation to LIS; an articulation of the value realized by an institution when librarians or faculty members serve on the Committee on Accreditation or on an External Review Panel; a protocol for improved accreditation-related communication between ALA/COA and ALISE (including particularly the Council of Deans/Directors/Chairs; a clear description of the accreditation process that will be accessible to both individuals in practice and in the academy; and, a clear description of the COA/ERP relationship and communication.


Consultant Recommendations: the Task Force is also charged with reviewing recommendations related to process from an external consultant and making any additional or related recommendations to the ALA Executive Board.


Timeline: the Task Force will make an interim report to the ALISE Board of Directors and the ALA Executive Board in January  2016, with a final report to the ALA Executive Board at the 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando.


 

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