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ACCSC's Webinars provide an opportunity for the membership to hear updates regarding the Commission’s recent initiatives and activities, as well as revisions to standards, policies, and procedures.

ACCSC Webinar
Be Realistic, Be Ready:  Success Strategies for Schools in the ACCS
C-Accreditation Process

Learn about the most common findings of non-compliance during the accreditation process, as well as the strategies developed by high performing institutions to demonstrate compliance when responding to an on-site evaluation report. 

ACCSC Webinar: 
Focusing on Successful Student Achievement

Blueprint for Success Webinar:  Preparing for the On-Site Evaluation

  • A live recording* of the March 3, 2016 Webinar is available here.
  • The slides from the webinar presentation are available here.
  • The Blueprint Series Publication is available here.

Topics include:

  • The Purpose of the On-Site Evaluation
  • Scheduling the On-site Evaluation
  • Identifying On-Site Evaluation Team Members
  • What to Expect During the Onsite Evaluation
  • Tips and Practical Advice; and
  • Key Compliance Areas
*The Q and A session of the webinar is audio only (the video is not included in the recording).

Best Practices Webinar: Independent Third-Party Verification

  • A live recording of the  90-minute August 5, 2015 webinar is available here.
  • The slides from the webinar presentation are available here.

Topics Include:

  • Trends in Student Achievement Compliance Findings 
  • The Independent Third Party Verification Process
  • Independent Verification Results: A First Look at the Data
  • Best Practices / Lessons Learned
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Preparing a Comprehensive Degree Application

February 9, 2015

During this webinar, ACCSC Commissioner Dr. Julie Basler discussed helpful tips and strategies for schools who are considering submitting a degree application or are in the process of preparing a degree application submission for Commission consideration.

Please click here for the presentation slides.

A Conversation with the Executive Director
December 17, 2013

  • Transparency Initiative
  • Independent Third-Party Verification of Employment
  • Commission's Strategic Planning Program of Work
  • External Affairs Update
  • Member Services:  New Student Letter

Preparing a Comprehensive Response for Commission Consideration
October 8, 2013

  • Click here to view the Slides from the webinar.
  • Click here to access the Blueprint for Success Brochure: Preparing a Comprehensive Response for Commission Consideration

Webinar Topics include:

  • An Accreditor's Perspective;
  • Keys to a Successful Response;
  • Effective Response Models;
  • Answering How and Why Questions;
  • Documentation Strategies; and
  • Case Studies: An Overview of Best Practices in Preparing a Response.

Webinar:  A Conversation with the Executive Director
July 30, 2013

The July 30th Webinar covers the following topics:

  • The July 1, 2013 Accreditation Alert
  • Accreditation Spotlight:  Program Advisory  Committees
  • The 2013 ACCSC Annual Report
  • An Update on the Commission’s External Affairs Activities
  • ACCSC On-the-Road
  • Focus on Membership Services

Webinar:  A Conversation with the Executive Director
April 30, 2013
The April 30th webinar covers the following topics:

  • Commissioner Election and Appointment
  • Update on ACCSC Standards and Policies
  • An update on the Commission’s External Affairs Activities
  • ACCSC On-the-Road
  • Focus on Membership Services

Webinar: A Conversation with the Executive Director
November 28, 2012

Topics include updates on:

  • the Commission's External Affairs Initiatives
  • ACCSC Standards and Policy Revisions
    • Admissions Documentation
    • Effect of Substantive Changes
    • Faculty Grandfathering Provisions
  • Membership Services

Webinar:  A Conversation with the Executive Director
July 17, 2012

  • New Website
    • Student Corner
    • ACCSC Graduation Letter
    • Social Media: ACCSC Launches Facebook / Twitter Pages
  • Expanding Our Team: Director of Member Services / Volunteer Coordinator / Institutional Development Assistant Positions
  • Revisions to the Standards of Accreditation
    • Student Achievement Rates
    • Catalog Disclosures: Definition of a Credit Hour
  • An Overview of the 6th Annual Professional Development Conference
    • September 10-12, 2012 – San Diego, California
  • Online Member Forum: Questions and Answers

Webinar:  A Conversation with the Executive Director
April 30, 2012 Slides
  • New School Commissioners
  • Definition of a Credit Hour
  • Avocational/Continuing Education Course Approval
  • Admissions Policies
  • English as a Second Language
  • Guidelines for Employment Classification
  • External Affairs Activities
  • External Constituent Activities
  • Professional Development Conference

Webinar:  Maximizing Program Advisory Committees
March 30, 2011

  • Understanding the Role of Program Advisory Committees
  • Identifying and Recruiting PAC Members
  • Planning for a Successful Meeting
  • Maintaining and Improving Program Advisory Committee Effectiveness
  • Retaining, Rewarding, and Recognizing Members
  • How to Respond to a Commission Action

Webinar: Best Practices in Accreditation
July 6, 2010

This webinar is designed to challenge the way an institution thinks about, prepares for and engages in the accreditation process, and provides a forum for ACCSC to share best practices of high performing accredited institutions.

Webinar: Preparing an Effective Response for Commission Consideration
January 28, 2010

  • Preparing and Organizing Your Response
  • Using Data to Conduct a Qualitative Analysis
  • Effective Response Strategies
  • Advice from the ACCSC Staff
  • Timelines to Respond
  • Comm

    ission Actions

Webinar: Preparing for the Onsite Evaluation
November 5, 2009

  • Socializing Expectations: Understanding the Purpose of the Onsite Evaluation
  • Identifying the Roles and Areas of Focus of Onsite Evaluation Team Members
  • Communication Strategies: Interacting with the Onsite Evaluation Team
  • A Review of Best Practices: Document Preparation, Organization of Materials, and File and Record Maintenance
  • How to Ensure Faculty and Staff are Prepared for the Onsite Evaluation

Webinar:  The ACCSC Graduation and Employment Chart
July 20, 2009

  • How to Determine Reporting Periods
  • How to Successfully Complete the Graduation and Employment Chart
  • Verifiable Records of Initial Employment: Examples

Webinar:  Preparing Electronic Submissions for Commission Consideration
May 7, 2009

This Webinar is designed to assist schools in preparing electronic submissions for Commission consideration and  focuses specifically on preparing the Application for Renewal of Accreditation.