ERIC Number: ED469498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Addendum to the Handbook of Accreditation. Second Edition.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Higher Learning Commission.
This document supplements information provided in the "Handbook of Accreditation," Second Edition (Commission on Institutions of Higher Education). The Addendum contains the information necessary to keep readers informed of changes in policies and procedures while the Commission is engaged in an initiative to revise its Eligibility Program and Criteria for Accreditation. Updates are provided for these chapters: (1) "Introduction to Voluntary Accreditation and the Commission" (an updated draft chapter); (2) "Affiliation with the Commission" (changes to various sections on denial of affiliation and appeals); (3) "General Institutional Requirements" (changes related to transfer of credit, public information, and good practice); (4) "Criteria for Accreditation" (changes related to criteria and good practice); (6) "Peer Review as a Form of Evaluation and Self Regulation" (changes to evaluation processes); (7) "Logistics for Evaluation Visits" (team size changes); (9 and 10) "Review Processes ad Commission Action" and "The Evaluation Process: Charts, Timelines, and Samples" (changes to Appendix A); (11) "Other Monitoring Visits" (procedural changes); (12) "Institutional Change" (definitions of changes and best practices); (13) "The Commission's Candidacy Program" (eligibility changes); (14) "Special Focus: The Commission's Federal Compliance Program" (new requirements); and (15) "Informing the Public" (public meetings and public disclosure). (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Colleges, Eligibility, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Quality Control, Self Evaluation (Groups), Standards
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504 ($3.50). Tel: 800-621-7440 (Toll Free); Fax: 312-263-7462. For full text: http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Higher Learning Commission.