NACEP Accreditation Commission Record of Decisions- April 2019

April 2019

In accordance with NACEP's commitment to public disclosure and the Accreditation Commission's Policy and Procedures Manual, this Record of Decision documents the formal actions taken by the NACEP Accreditation Commission at its spring meeting beginning April 23, 2019 and ending April 25, 2019 with regard to concurrent enrollment programs that applied for NACEP accreditation during the 2018-19 application cycle.

Programs Granted Initial Accreditation

The following programs were found to be in compliance with all 17 of NACEP's accreditation standards and were granted initial accreditation for a period of five academic years:

  • Anoka Ramsey Community College (MN)
  • Edmonds Community College (WA)
  • Lake Superior College (MN)
  • North Hennepin Community College (MN)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (MO)
  • University of Idaho (ID)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (WA)

To maintain accreditation, these programs are required to continue implementing all practices identified in NACEP's standards and complete an annual report of activities.

Programs Granted Reaccreditation

The following programs currently holding NACEP accreditation were found to be in compliance with all 17 of NACEP's accreditation standards and were granted renewed accreditation for a period of seven academic years:

  • Central Lakes College (MN)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College (IA)
  • Hawkeye Community College (IA)
  • Iowa Central Community College (IA)
  • Iowa Valley Community College District (IA)
  • Kirkwood Community College (IA)
  • North Arkansas College (AR)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College (IA)
  • Northwest Iowa Community College (IA)
  • Southwestern Community College (IA)
  • University of Arkansas Community College Batesville (AR)
  • University of Central Arkansas (AR)
  • University of Minnesota Duluth (MN)
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities (MN)
  • Utah Valley University (UT)
  • Vincennes University (IN)

To maintain accreditation, these programs are required to continue implementing all practices identified in NACEP's standards and complete an annual report of activities.

Programs Granted Reaccreditation after One-Year Extension with Site Visits

The following program currently holding NACEP accreditation were found to be in compliance with all 17 of NACEP's accreditation standards and were granted the rest of their accreditation period:

  • Hudson Valley Community College (NY)
  • Niagara University (NY)
  • Purdue University Fort Wayne (IN)

To maintain accreditation, this program is required to continue implementing all practices identified in NACEP's standards and complete an annual report of activities.

Program Granted One-Year Extension

The following programs currently holding NACEP accreditation were found to be in compliance with the majority of NACEP's 17 accreditation standards and was granted an extension of the current accreditation term through the end of the 2019-20 academic year with monitoring by the Accreditation Commission:

  • Indian Hills Community College (IA)
  • Salt Lake Community College (UT)
  • St. Cloud State University (MN)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (IA)

To earn full reaccreditation, the programs must demonstrate significant progress on one or more unmet standards by September 6, 2019 and submit all final evidence demonstrating consistent implementation of the identified standards by March 6, 2020.

Programs Denied Initial Accreditation

The following programs failed to demonstrate that they are in compliance with all 17 of NACEP's accreditation standards and their applications for initial accreditation were denied:

  • Rochester Community and Technical College (MN)
  • Williston State College (ND)
Programs Denied Reaccreditation

The following program failed to demonstrate that they are in compliance with all 17 of NACEP's accreditation standards and their application for reaccreditation was denied:

  • Northland Community and Technical College (MN)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (IA)
Programs Granted a Defer

The following programs were found to be in compliance with the majority of NACEP's 17 accreditation standards and were granted a deferment of the to address those concerns with monitoring by the Accreditation Commission:

  • Bellevue College (WA)
  • Dutchess Community College (NY)
  • Farmingdale State College (NY)
  • Normandale Community College (MN)

To earn accreditation, the programs must demonstrate significant progress on one or more unmet standards by September 6, 2019 and submit all final evidence demonstrating consistent implementation of the identified standards by March 6, 2020.

Appeals

Within sixty (60) days after receiving notification of an adverse accrediting action, a concurrent enrollment program may request reconsideration of or appeal any decision of the Accreditation Commission.

Meeting Attendees

Diana Johnson , NorthWest Arkansas Community College (Chair), Deanna Jessup, Indiana University (Vice Chair), Connie Poteet, National Park College (Two-Year Representative), Jeff Murphy, Northeast Iowa Community College (Two-Year Representative), Megan Adamczyk, Minnesota State Community and Technical College (Two-Year Representative), Bretton DeLaria, Saint Louis University (Four-Year Representative), Chelsie Rauh, Idaho State University (Four-Year Representative), John Dobyns, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (Four-Year Representative), Christina Parish, Syracuse University (Private Institution Representative), Mary Mendez Rizzo, Monroe Community College (Member-at-Large), Lorry Beth Wilson, West Kentucky Community and Technical College (Member-at-Large), Robie Cornelious, Jacksonville, Florida (External Member), Freda Richmond, NACEP Accreditation Manager (Non-voting), Jennie Patteson, NACEP Director of Accreditation and Member Services (Non-voting), Peni Aldrich, NACEP Staff (Non-voting), Terry Barmann, NACEP Staff (Non-voting), Allen Riddle (Guest, Incoming Commissioner), Karen Landry (Guest, Incoming Commissioner), Marian Borgmann-Ingwersen (Guest, Incoming Commissioner), Mike Beam (Guest, Incoming Commissioner) and
Michael Altomari (Guest, Incoming Commissioner) .

Commissioners recused themselves from specific votes in accordance with the Commission's conflict of interest policy.