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ERIC Number: ED498115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May-21
Pages: 142
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Accreditation Criteria: Policies, Procedures, and Standards
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS or "Council") supports the concept that periodic evaluation entered into voluntarily by institutions and their peers enhances the quality of the educational process and demonstrates that self-regulation of a profession is superior to outside regulation. To help institutions and peer evaluators meet their responsibilities in conducting the process, ACICS developed and periodically has revised a set of policies, procedures, and standards governing the activity. Collectively, they comprise the "Accreditation Criteria" which, when complied with by institutions, results in the awarding of accreditation. This document incorporates all changes agreed to by the institutions since the last published edition, as well as organizational modifications. It provides an overview of the Council and presents its eligibility requirements applicable to all institutions and for various degree programs. A glossary of definitions is provided. The following are appended: (1) A-ACICS Bylaws; (2) Procedures and Guidelines for Unannounced Visits; (3) Guidelines for Institutional Publications; (4) Standards of Satisfactory Progress; (5) Guidelines for Institutional Grant Programs; (6) Guidelines for English as a Second Language Programs; (7) Guidelines on Disclosure and Notification; (8) Principles and Guidelines for Distance Education; and (9) Principles and Guidelines for International Partnership Agreements. [This document was produced by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, Washington, DC.]
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). 750 First Street NE Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241. Tel: 202-336-6780; Fax: 202-842-2593; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A