Part 1. Signatures Attesting to Compliance


Part 2. List of Substantive Changes Approved Since the Last Reaffirmation


Part 3. Institutional Assessment of Compliance

Section 1: Principle of Integrity

Accrediting Standard

1.1 Integrity


Section 2: Core Requirements

Accrediting Standard

2.1 Degree-granting authority

2.2 Governing board

2.3 Chief executive officer

2.4 Institutional mission

2.5 Institutional effectiveness

2.6 Continuous operation

2.7.1 Program length

2.7.2 Program content

2.7.3 General education

2.7.4 Course work for degrees

2.8 Faculty

2.9 Learning resources and services

2.10 Student support services

2.11.1 Financial resources

2.11.2 Physical resources

2.12 Quality Enhancement Plan


Section 3: Comprehensive Standards

Accrediting Standard

3.1.1 Mission

3.2.1 CEO evaluation/selection

3.2.2 Governing board control Governing board control: Institution’s mission Governing board control: Fiscal stability of the institution Governing board control: Institutional policy

3.2.3 Board conflict of interest 

3.2.4 External influence

3.2.5 Board dismissal

3.2.6 Board/administration distinction

3.2.7 Organizational structure

3.2.8 Qualified administration/academic officers

3.2.9 Personnel appointment

3.2.10 Administrative staff evaluations

3.2.11 Control of intercollegiate athletics

3.2.12 Fund-raising activities

3.2.13 Institution-related entities

3.2.14 Intellectual property rights

3.3.1 Institutional effectiveness Institutional effectiveness: educational programs Institutional effectiveness: administrative support services Institutional effectiveness: academic and student support services Institutional effectiveness: research within its mission Institutional effectiveness: community/public service within its mission

3.3.2 Quality Enhancement Plan

3.4.1 Academic program approval

3.4.2 Continuing education/service programs

3.4.3 Admissions policies

3.4.4 Acceptance of academic credit

3.4.5 Academic policies

3.4.6 Practices for awarding credit

3.4.7 Consortial relationships/contractual agreements

3.4.8 Noncredit to credit

3.4.9 Academic support services 

3.4.10 Responsibility for curriculum

3.4.11 Academic program coordination

3.4.12 Technology use

3.5.1 College-level competencies

3.5.2 Institutional credits for a degree

3.5.3 Undergraduate program requirements

3.5.4 Terminal degrees of faculty

3.6.1 Post-baccalaureate program rigor

3.6.2 Graduate curriculum

3.6.3 Institutional credits for a graduate degree

3.6.4 Post-baccalaureate program requirements

3.7.1 Faculty competence 

3.7.2 Faculty evaluation

3.7.3 Faculty development

3.7.4 Academic freedom

3.7.5 Faculty role in governance

3.8.1 Learning/information resources

3.8.2 Instruction of library use

3.8.3 Qualified staff

3.9.1 Student rights

3.9.2 Student records

3.9.3 Qualified staff

3.10.1 Financial Stability

3.10.2 Financial aid audits

3.10.3 Control of finances

3.10.4 Control of sponsored research/external funds

3.11.1 Control of physical resources

3.11.2 Institutional environment

3.11.3 Physical facilities

3.12.1 Substantive change

3.13 Policy compliance

3.13.1 Policy compliance: Accrediting decisions of other agencies

3.13.2 Policy compliance: Agreements involving joint and dual academic awards: Policies and procedures

3.13.3 Policy compliance: Complaint procedures against the commission or its accredited institutions

3.13.4a Policy compliance: Reaffirmation of accreditation and subsequent reports

3.13.4b Policy compliance: Reaffirmation of accreditation and subsequent reports

3.13.5a Policy compliance: Separate accreditation for units of a member institution

3.13.5b Policy compliance: Separate accreditation for units of a member institution

3.14.1 Publication of accreditation status


Section 4: Federal Requirements

Accrediting Standard

4.1 Student achievement

4.2 Program curriculum

4.3 Publication of policies

4.4 Program length

4.5 Student complaints

4.6 Recruitment materials

4.7 Title IV program responsibilities

4.8 Distance and correspondence education

4.8.1 Distance and correspondence education: verification

4.8.2 Distance and correspondence education: privacy protection

4.8.3 Distance and correspondence education: notification

4.9 Credit hours


Part 4. Institutional Summary Form