Commission: Documents out for Public Comment
The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council has the power and responsibility to establish and promulgate criteria for the evaluation and accreditation of distance education institutions. These criteria take the form of Accreditation Standards, Policies, and Procedures followed by the Commission as it evaluates and accredits institutions. The criteria are under continual review and changes are made as appropriate and as required.
Persons, institutions, and organizations affected by or with an interest in the Commission standards and policies will be advised of Proposed Accreditation Standards, Policies and Procedures, and of the date they will be given final consideration by the Commission. Interested persons, institutions, and organizations will be given at least 30 days to file written comments with the Executive Director of the Accrediting Commission.
The Accrediting Commission, after considering written comments, will do a further review of the Standards, Policies and Procedures. The Commission can adopt the Accreditation Standards, Policies and Procedures as proposed, adopt with changes or modifications, defer action until further study and consideration is given, or reject them.
Below is a list of Proposed Accreditation Standards, Policies and Procedures currently out for comment. Any comments on proposed changes should be sent via email to Sally Welch before November 1, 2013. Final adoption of these policies will be considered by the Commission at its January 2014 meeting.
- Standard VI.C. Instructors/Faculty/Staff
- E.14. Application for Change of Ownership/Management
- E.16. Glossary
Adding definition of "Division."
- C.17. Policy on International Activities
Any comments on Proposed Accreditation Standards and Policies should be sent via email to Sally Welch before November 1, 2013. Final adoption of these policies will be considered by the Commission at its January 2014 meeting.