Commission Publishes Technical Amendments Following Approval of the Eight-Year Accreditation Cycle

The Commission’s Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring Policy and Accreditation Actions Policy have undergone technical amendments and became effective on September 1, 2018.

Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring Policy has undergone review and has been updated to reflect the Commission’s eight-year cycle and its component parts including Self-Study, Annual Institutional Update, and Mid-Point Peer Review. The policy clarifies the role of monitoring that occurs within this cycle as well as outside of the established cycle. Separate procedures have been published.

In addition to the accreditation cycle policy and procedure, documents related to specific aspects of the cycle also have been updated. The guidelines Follow-Up Reports and Visits is replaced by two separate documents—Follow-Up Reports Guidelines and Follow-Up Visit Procedures—that more clearly state the expectations for institutions submitting a follow-up report and for both institutions hosting and peer evaluators conducting follow-up visits.

The Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy also has undergone review and has been updated to reflect the eight-year cycle and process. The updated Accreditation Actions Policy establishes the types of actions available to the Commission. The related Accreditation Actions Procedures have been published.