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ERIC Number: ED513990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Staff Report to the Senior Department Official on Recognition Compliance Issues. Recommendation Page: Midwifery Education Accreditation Council
US Department of Education
The Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) is both a programmatic and an institutional accreditor. It accredits direct-entry midwifery educational programs and institutions awarding degrees and certificates throughout the United States. MEAC accredits or pre-accredits two programs and eight institutions located in nine states. Four of the institutions have components offered via distance education or correspondence education. MEAC developed its accreditation standards and administrative policies and procedures in 1991 using a national consensus-building process with input from representative midwifery educators and schools. The agency began conducting its accreditation activities in 1993-94 and accredited its first institution in 1995. The National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) considered MEAC for initial recognition at its Fall 2000 meeting and the Secretary's letter officially conferring recognition was sent to the agency in 2001. The agency was granted continued recognition for a period of five years in 2003. The agency was again reviewed for continued recognition at the Fall 2007 meeting. At that time, the MEAC's recognition was deferred for one year and the agency was requested to provide a report to the Committee for review at the Spring 2009 meeting. Due to the passage of HEOA (Higher Education Opportunity Act), the NACIQI did not meet in Spring 2009. In January 2010, as a result of new regulations effective July 1, 2010, the agency was requested to submit a new petition for consideration at the Fall 2010 NACIQI meeting. There several compliance issues concerning MEAC. This report presents the compliance recommendations made by staff of National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) for MEAC.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED)