NACEP Accreditation Commission Record of Decisions – April 2016

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 7, 2016 and ending April 13, 2016 with regard to concurrent enrollment programs that applied for NACEP accreditation during the 2015-16 application cycle. Follow the link for each accredited program to view a Statement of Accreditation Status.

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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 seven academic years:

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 continued accreditation for a period of seven academic years:

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 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 were granted extensions of the current accreditation term through the end of the 2016-17 academic year with monitoring by the Accreditation Commission:

To earn full reaccreditation, these programs must demonstrate significant progress on one or more unmet standards by October 1, 2016 and submit all final evidence demonstrating consistent implementation of the identified standards by April 1, 2017.

Program Denied Initial Accreditation

The following program failed to demonstrate that it is in compliance with all 17 of NACEP's accreditation standards and its application for initial accreditation was denied:

  • Mid-Michigan Community College (Harrison, MI), Dual Enrollment Off-Campus Program
Programs Denied Reaccreditation

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

Programs Whose Accreditation Term Has Lapsed

In addition to the programs that were denied reaccreditation, the following programs currently holding NACEP accreditation allowed their accreditation to lapse at the end of the 2015-16 academic year:

  • Arkansas State University - Mountain Home (Mountain Home, AR), Concurrent Enrollment. Accreditation lapsed, did not reapply.
  • Black River Technical College (Pocahantas, AR), Concurrent Classes. Accreditation lapsed, did not reapply.
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (Little Rock, AR), Concurrent Enrollment Program. Accreditation lapsed, withdrew from peer review after applying in 7/2015. Intends to apply in 7/2016.
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

Jaclyn Dumond, University of Southern Indiana (Chair), Victoria Zeppelin, Tompkins Cortland Community College (Vice Chair), Karen Landry, Everett Community College (At-Large Member), Leslie Hardaway, NorthWest Arkansas Community College (Two-Year Representative), Randy Mead, Des Moines Area Community College (Two-Year Representative), Becky Carter, Indiana University (Four-Year Representative), Selena Grace, Idaho State University (Four-Year Representative), Marian Borgmann-Ingwersen, Nebraska Wesleyan University (Private Institution Representative), Robie Cornelious, Jacksonville, Florida (External Member), Adam Lowe, NACEP Executive Director (Ex-Officio, Non-voting), Jennie Patteson, NACEP Director of Accreditation and Member Services (Staff), Bretton DeLaria (Guest, incoming Commissioner), Deanna Jessup (Guest, incoming Commissioner), and Katie Bucci (Guest, incoming Commissioner). Commissioners recused themselves from specific votes in accordance with the Commission's conflict of interest policy.