Institutional Accreditation

Compliance Certification

Completion of the Compliance Certification requires three actions by the institution for each of the standards:
  1. determining the level of compliance,
  2. attaching documentation that supports the level of compliance indicated, and
  3. developing a narrative that summarizes, links, and interprets the documentation is it builds a case in support of the level of compliance indicated.

Compliance Table

Section 1: Integrity
1.1 Principle of Integrity

Section 2: Core Requirements
2.1 Degree-granting Authority
2.2 Governing Board
3.2.2 Governing board Control
2.3 Chief Executive Officer
2.4 Institutional Mission
2.5 Institutional Effectiveness
2.6 Continuous Operation
2.7.1 Program Length
2.7.2 Program Content
2.7.3 General Education
2.7.4 Course work for Degrees
2.8 Faculty
2.9 Learning Resources and Services
2.10 Student Support Services
2.11.1 Financial Resources
2.11.2 Physical Resources
2.12 Quality Enhancement Plan

Section 3: Comprehensive Standards
3.1.1 Mission
3.2.1 CEO evaluation/selection
3.2.2.1 Institution's Mission
3.2.2.2 Fiscal Stability of the Institution
3.2.2.3 Institutional Policy
3.2.3 Board conflict of interest
3.2.4 External influence
3.2.5 Board dismissal
3.2.6 Board/administration distinction
3.2.7 Organizational structure
3.2.8 Qualified administrative/academic officers
3.2.9 Personnel appointment
3.2.10 Administrative staff evaluations
3.2.11 Control of intercollegiate athletics
3.2.12 Fund-raising activities
3.2.13 Institution-related foundations
3.2.14 Intellectual property rights
3.3.1 Institutional Effectiveness
3.3.1.1 Educational Programs
3.3.1.2 Administrative Support Services
3.3.1.3 Academic and Student Support Services
3.3.1.4 Research within its mission
3.3.1.5 Community/Public Service within its mission
3.3.2 Quality Enhancement Plan
3.4.1 Academic program approval
3.4.2 Continuing education/service programs
3.4.3 Admission policies
3.4.4 Acceptance of academic credit
3.4.5 Academic policies
3.4.6 Practices for awarding credit
3.4.7 Consortial relationships/contractual agreements
3.4.8 Noncredit to credit
3.4.9 Academic support services
3.4.10 Responsibility for curriculum
3.4.11 Academic program coordination
3.4.12 Technology use
3.5.1 General Education Competencies
3.5.2 Institutional credits for a degree
3.5.3 Undergraduate program requirements
3.5.4 Terminal degrees of faculty
3.6.1 Post-baccalaureate program rigor
3.6.2 Graduate curriculum
3.6.3 Institutional credits for a graduate degree
3.6.4 Post-baccalaureate program requirements
3.7.1 Faculty competence
3.7.2 Faculty evaluation
3.7.3 Faculty development
3.7.4 Academic freedom
3.7.5 Faculty role in governance
3.8.1 Learning/information resources
3.8.2 Instruction of library use
3.8.3 Qualified staff
3.9.1 Student rights
3.9.2 Student records
3.9.3 Qualified staff
3.10.1 Financial stability
3.10.2 Financial aid audits
3.10.3 Control of finances
3.10.4 Control of sponsored research/external funds
3.11.1 Control of physical resources
3.11.2 Institutional environment
3.11.3 Physical facilities
3.12.1 Substantive change
3.13.1 Accrediting Decisions of Other Agencies
3.13.2 Collaborative Academic Arrangements
3.13.3 Complaint Procedures Against the Commission or Its Accredited Institutions
3.13.4.a Reaffirmation of Accreditation and Subsequent Reports- a
3.13.4.b Reaffirmation of Accreditation and Subsequent Reports- b
3.13.5.a Separate Accreditation for Units of a Member Institution- a
3.13.5.b Separate Accreditation for Units of a Member Institution- a

Section 4: Federal Requirements
4.1 Student achievement
4.2 Program curriculum
4.3 Publication of policies
4.4 Program length
4.5 Student complaints
4.6 Recruitment materials
4.7 Title IV program responsibilities
4.8.1 Verification of Student Identity in Distance or Correspondence Education
4.8.2 Written Procedure for Distance and Correspondence Education Student's Privacy
4.8.3 Written Procedure for Projected Additional Student Charges
4.9 Definition of Credit Hours