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Alert Archive

An online archive of ACCSC Accreditation Alerts from 2002 to 2011.

October 26, 2011

  • Recognition of Outside-of-Class Work and Preparation / Notification Requirements


July 1, 2011

  • Revisions to the ACCSC Standards of Accreditation



April 22, 2011

  • Section I (A), Rules of Process and Procedure, Standards of Accreditation – Definitions
  • Section IV, Rules of Process and Procedure, Standards of Accreditation – Substantive Changes
  • Section V (E&F), Rules of Process and Procedure, Standards of Accreditation – Notification Reports
  • Chapter 2 - Substantive Standards:
  • Section IV, Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation – Student Recruitment
  • Section V, Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation – Admissions Policies and Practices
  • Appendix I – Accreditation Fees
  • Appendix V – Recruitment and Admissions Personnel Code of Conduct
  • Appendix VI – Admissions Documentation

ACCSC also clarified its policies in the following areas:

  • Section IV (D)(9), Rules of Process and Procedure, Standards of Accreditation – Effect of Substantive Changes
  • Section VII (M)(2), Rules of Process and Procedure, Standards of Accreditation – Maximum Timeframes to Remedy Noncompliance and Good Cause
  • Section X (E)(3), Rules of Process and Procedure, Standards of Accreditation – Information Sharing with Government Entities and Other Accrediting Agencies
  • Section VII (C)(3)(j) & (D)(3-4), Rules of Process and Procedure, Standards of Accreditation – Consideration of Third-Party Information



March 25, 2011

  • Clock-Hour-to-Credit Hour Conversion and Recognition of Work Outside of Class


January 5, 2011

  • Guidelines for Employment Classification


January 1, 2011

  • Section X (D)(3), Rules of Process and Procedure, Standards of Accreditation – Disclosure of Commission Actions to the Public
  • Substantive Standards:
  • Section II (B)(3), Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation – Baccalaureate Degrees
  • Catalog Checklist, Substantive Standards, Forms and Reports, Standards of Accreditation

ACCSC has also established a new policy in the following area:

  • Unannounced On-Site Evaluations


2010


July 1, 2010

  • Section IV (E)(7) & (F), Rules of Process and Procedure – Teach-out Plan and Teach-out Agreement
  • Section V (B)(6), Rules of Process and Procedure, Standards of Accreditation – Annual Report
  • Section VI, Rules of Process and Procedure, Standards of Accreditation – Complaint Procedures
  • Section VIII, Rules of Process and Procedure, Standards of Accreditation – Appeal of Commission Decisions
  • Section X (C)(6), Rules of Process and Procedure, Standards of Accreditation – Notification and Information Sharing
  • Section X (C)(1) and (D)(1), Rules of Process and Procedure, Standards of Accreditation – Notification and Disclosure of Commission Actions

  • Section I (B), Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation – Institutional Assessment and Improvement
  • Section I (G), Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation – Teach-out Plan and Teach-out Agreement
  • Section III (A)(2), Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation – Educational Administration
  • Section V (A)(1), Admission Policies and Practices – Technical Revision
  • Section IX (A)(5), Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation – Distance Education
  • Appendix IV, Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation – Student Achievement Rates

2009


September 1, 2009

  • Name Change for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology
  • Logo Design Competition: Student Winner Announcement
  • Bylaws Revisions
  • New Electronic Election and Ballot Process
  • Schools to Be Considered List for the November 2009 Meeting Available Online


June 2, 2009

  • Name Change for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology
  • ACCSC Logo and Branding Concept Announcement
  • Instructor and Graduate of the Year Nominations Available Online


April 3, 2009

  • Commission Engages the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems to Undertake a Systematic Program of Review of the Standards of Accreditation, Sends Survey
  • Grounds for Appeal – Section VIII (C)(2)(b), Rules of Process and Procedure, Standards of Accreditation

2008


December 31, 2008

  • Schools to Be Considered List for the February 2009 Meeting Available Online
  • Eligibility Criteria – Section I, Rules of Process and Procedures
  • Application for Accreditation – Section II, Rules of Process and Procedures
  • Accreditation Fees


June 20, 2008

  • New Commission Monograph Available Online – Faculty Improvement Planning and Implementation 
  • Schools to Be Considered List for the August 2008 Meeting Available Online 
  • Instructor and Graduate of the Year Nominations Available Online 
  • Electronic Submission Requirement Reminder (page 3)
  • 2008 Annual Report Submission Deadline – New Due Date 
  • Instructions for Financial Statements 
  • Distance Education Approval Process 
  • Statement on Academic Freedom 
  • Statement for Working with External Consultants in the Accreditation Process 


April 17, 2008

  • Electronic Submission Requirements Reminder
  • Transfer of Credit
  • Notification and Information Sharing

2007


September 18, 2007

  • Electronic Submission Requirements
  • Interpretative Guidance – Final Accreditation Decisions
  • Conforming and Technical Revisions to the Standards of Accreditation




July 1, 2007

  • Section IX, Distance Education, Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation
  • Conforming Revisions to the Standards of Accreditation



March 15, 2007

  • Rules of Process and Procedure & Restructured Standards of Accreditation
  • Section II (A)(4) – Program Advisory Committee
  • Section III – Educational Administration and Faculty
  • Advertising of Accredited Status
  • Accreditation Fees



2006


February 15, 2006

  • Section II (A)(1) – Program Length
  • Section II (A)(2) – Program Organization
  • Section II (A)(6) – Externships
  • Section VI – Student Services
  • Section VII (C) – Student Achievement Standard

As of February 15, 2006, the Commission has also amended the Standards of Accreditation as appropriate in the following areas:

  • Required Rates of Student Achievement
  • Maximum Timeframes for Achieving Compliance
  • Interpretative Guidance – Faculty Qualification Requirements for General Education Faculty



2005


September 30, 2005

  • Section II (B) – Degree Standards


July 1, 2005

  • Section X and Accreditation Reviews – Separate Facility Standards
  • Section VIII – Management Standards
  • Accreditation Process and Procedures – Maximum First Term Grant of Accreditation


March 17, 2005

  • Section V – Admissions Documentation
  • Definition of Gross Tuition
  • Submission of Materials in English



2004


December 14, 2004

  • Section II (A)(5) – Learning Resource System
  • Section II (B)(4) – Master’s Degree Standards
  • Section IV (B) – Catalog Requirements
  • Section III (B)(3) – Faculty Qualifications (Interpretive Guidance)


March 17, 2004 B

  • Section III (A)(7) & III (B)(4) – Faculty Qualifications
  • Section IV (D) – Advertising
  • Section VII (C) – Student Achievement
  • Section X – Separate Facilities
  • Section XI – Statement of Purpose, Distance Education
  • Accreditation Overview – Accreditation Fees

March 17, 2004 A

  • Submission of Sustaining Fees
  • ACCSCT Sustaining Fee Calculation Worksheet
  • Instructions for the Submission of Financial Statements and Financial Reporting
  • Financial Statement Analysis Form



2003


July 10, 2003

  • Section III – Faculty



March 21, 2003

  • Accreditation Overview Section –Waivers
  • Process and Procedures Section of the Standards of Accreditation – Probation
  • Section VII (B) – Satisfactory Progress Policy Standards
  • Accreditation Reviews Section of the Standards of Accreditation



September 26, 2003

  • Section III – Faculty
  • Section IV – Student Recruitment



2002


June 14, 2002

  • Section II & Section V - Admissions Policies
  • Section I - Criteria For Eligibility
  • Catalog Disclosure Requirements

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