Accreditation at Oregon State University


The next two sections of the Handbook include policies that complement and illuminate the eligibility requirements, standards, and procedures found in the preceding portions of the Handbook. Section A includes specific policies relating to institutional accreditation. Section B includes general policies on accreditation. These policies pertain to all candidate and member institutions of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.


Specific Policies Relating to Institutional Accreditation

View A-1 Accreditation Liaison Officer
View A-2 Substantive Change
View A-3 Disclosure of Accrediting Documents and Commission Actions, Examples of Major and Minor Substantive Changes for Candidates/New Members and Well-Established/Experienced Institutions
View A-4 Conflict of Interest
View A-5 Public Notification and Third Party Comments Regarding Full-Scale Evaluations
View A-6 Contractual Relationships with Organizations Not Regionally Accredited
View A-7 Principles of Good Practice in Educational Courses and Programs Offered Outside the United States
View A-8 Principles and Practices Regarding Institutional Mission and Goals, Policies and Administration
View A-9 Non-Credit, Extension, and Continuing Education Studies
View A-10 Postsecondary Education Programs on Military Bases
View A-11 Military-Sponsored Educational Programs
View A-12 Considerations When Closing a Postsecondary Educational Institution
View A-13 Teach-Out Agreements
View A-14 Complaints Regarding Member or Candidate Institutions
View A-15 Appeals Policy and Procedure
View A-16 Communication of Commission Action Regarding Recommendations
View A-17 Public Disclosure of Information Regarding Type of Accreditation Granted, Criteria, Accreditation Procedures, Evaluation Schedule, and Commissioners and Commission Staff
View A-18 Policy on Commission Action Regarding Institutional Compliance Within Specified Period
View A-19 Policy on Publication of Adverse Actions
View A-20 Policy on Notification to Appropriate Accrediting Agencies and State Agencies Regarding Institutions' Accreditation


Policies Relating to Institutional Accreditation

View B-1 Role and Value of Accreditation
View B-2 Periodic Review of Member Institutions
View B-3 Code of Good Practice in Accrediting in Higher Education
View B-4 Relationship Between General and Specialized Accrediting Agencies
View B-5 Interagency Cooperation in Accreditation
View B-6 Evaluation of Institutions Operating Interregionally
View B-7 Accreditation of Operationally Separate Units
View B-8 Dual Accreditation and Institutional Description
View B-9 Training for New Commissioners
View B-10 Selection and Representation of Commissioners and of Evaluation Committees
View B-11 Notification to the United States Department of Education
View B-12 Program Length and Tuition and Fees
View B-13 Reviewing Accreditation Standards to Ascertain Their Validity and Reliability
View B-14 Policy on Providing Advanced Public Notice of Proposed Accreditation Criteria to Member Institutions and Other Interested Parties
View B-15 Policy on Dissemination of Commission's Directory of Accredited Institutions

| Handbook | Contents | Glossary | OSU | Updated: Nov. 6, 1999 |