2021-2022 Accreditation Review Cycle Record of Decision

NACEP Accreditation

Commission Record of Decisions April 2022

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 on April 19, 2022, with regard to concurrent enrollment programs that applied for NACEP accreditation during the 2021-22 application cycle.

PROGRAMS GRANTED INITIAL ACCREDITATION

The following programs were found to be in compliance with all 16 of NACEP's accreditation standards and were granted initial accreditation for a period of five academic years:

PROGRAMS GRANTED RE-ACCREDITATION

The following programs currently holding NACEP accreditation were found to be in compliance with all 16 of NACEP's accreditation standards and were granted renewed accreditation for a period of seven academic years:

 PROGRAM GRANTED ACCREDITATION AFTER A DEFERMENT:

The following program submitted for NACEP accreditation in the 19-20 cycle and were found to be in compliance with all 16 of NACEP's accreditation standards. The program was granted the initial accreditation period of 5 years:

PROGRAM GRANTED RE-ACCREDITATION AFTER ONE-YEAR EXTENSION WITH SITE VISITS

The following program submitted for NACEP accreditation in the 19-20 cycle and were found to be in compliance with all 16 of NACEP's accreditation standards. The program was granted the re-accreditation period of 7 years:

PROGRAMS GRANTED A DEFER

The following programs were found to be in compliance with the majority of NACEP's 16 accreditation standards and were granted a deferment of the to address those concerns with monitoring by the Accreditation Commission:

  • Bethel University (MN)
  • Centralia College (WA)
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (FL)

To earn full accreditation, the programs must demonstrate significant progress on one or more unmet standards by December 2022, and submit all final evidence demonstrating consistent implementation of the identified standards by March 2023.

PROGRAM NOT GRANTED INITIAL ACCREDITATION

The following program failed to demonstrate that they are in compliance with all 16 of NACEP's accreditation standards and their application for initial accreditation was denied:

  • Mid-Plains Community College (NE)

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

Mike Beam,  Indiana University (Chair), Diana Johnson , NorthWest Arkansas Community College (Vice-Chair),  Laura McMullin, Farmingdale State College (Four-Year Representative), Kay-Leigh Malzi, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College (Two-Year Representative), Rebecca DeLeon, South Texas College (Member-at-Large), Sandra Wald, Central Methodist University (Private Institution Representative), Karen Landry, Everett Community College (Two-Year Representative), Connie Poteet, National Park College (Two-Year Representative), Brett Meeker, Missouri Southern State University (Four-Year Representative), Michael Altomari, Minnesota State University, Mankato (Four-Year Representative), Non-Voting: Freda Richmond, NACEP Director of Accreditation, Maria Wright (Guest, incoming Commissioner), Sarah Wenham (Guest, incoming Commissioner).

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