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Accreditation Criteria

To be fully accreditied we must provide evidence we meet the five criteria:

Criterion One: Mission and Integrity. The organization operates with integrity to ensure the fulfillment of its mission through structures and processes that involve the board,administration, faculty, staff, and students.

Criterion Two: Preparing for the Future. The organization’s allocation of resources and its processes for evaluation and planning demonstrate its capacity to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its education, and respond to future challenges and opportunities.

Criterion Three: Student Learning and Effective Teaching.
The organization provides evidence of student learning and
teaching effectiveness that demonstrates it is fulfilling its
educational mission.

Criterion Four: Acquisition, Discovery, and Application
of Knowledge. The organization promotes a life of learning
for its faculty, administration, staff, and students by fostering
and supporting inquiry, creativity, practice, and social
responsibility in ways consistent with its mission.

Criterion Five: Engagement and Service. As called for by its
mission, the organization identifies its constituencies and
serves them in ways both value.

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