ERIC Number: ED317118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
A Handbook of Accreditation 1990-92.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
This handbook describes the principles, policies, and procedures governing the accreditation work of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The "Introduction" reviews the meaning and purposes of accreditation and the evolution of the Commission's evaluative principles, and describes the mission, operations, and services of the Commission. Chapter II defines the types of affiliation with the Commission and discusses general institutional requirements, criteria for accreditation and candidacy, and the obligations of Commission affiliation. Chapter III describes the Statement of Affiliation Status, which sets forth the status of the institution with the Commission. Chapter IV provides an overview of the process by which the Commission determines whether an institution meets the criteria, from initiation of the process through self-study, evaluation visit, team report, institutional response, review processes, Commission action, and appeals process. Chapter V discusses ways the Commission monitors affiliated institutions between comprehensive evaluations. Chapter VI addresses Commission procedures for institutions seeking changes in their Statement of Affiliation Status. Chapter VII explains the Commission's sanctions. Chapter VIII discusses how information on the affiliation of an institution is shared with the public, including a statement on how the Commission responds to complaints. Appendices contain forms, rules, and guidelines. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Standards
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 159 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60601 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.