ERIC Number: ED259597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
A Handbook of Accreditation, 1984-85.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
A handbook on accreditation is presented by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. After providing an overview on accreditation, explanations are provided on General Institutional Requirements concerning the institutional program and college organization, operation, and public disclosure. The evaluative criteria that an institution must fulfill for accreditation and for candidacy are also covered, along with the evaluation process and evaluation cycle. The evaluation process includes: the self-study, choosing a visiting team, the self-study report and other documents, distribution of materials by the college and the Commission, the visiting team reports, institutional response, review processes, and the appeals process. A sample schedule of events for the accreditation process is included, along with a list of documents that should be sent to the Commission. Information is also included on the Statement of Affiliation Status, with examples of simple and complex cases, and the monitoring by the Status, with examples of simple and complex cases; and the monitoring by the Commission of changes/developments at the college. Appended materials include the Commission's Preliminary Information Form, a list of resource materials, and the Commission's Rules of Procedures. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.