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Recognition Update

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation's Committee on Recognition has, since its first meeting in June 1999, initiated review of 32 accrediting organizations that have applied for CHEA recognition based on the CHEA Recognition Policy and Procedures (September, 1998). The recognition review has two stages: a determination of whether the accrediting organization is eligible for CHEA recognition based on the CHEA eligibility standards in the policy (paragraph 10) and review of the organizations for recognition based on the CHEA recognition standards in the policy (paragraph 11).

The committee's recommendations of eligibility and recognition are acted upon by the CHEA Board of Directors. To date, the board has declared 31 organizations eligible for CHEA recognition review.

The review schedule established by the Committee on Recognition for accrediting organizations declared eligible and pursuing CHEA recognition is available below. Please also note that these reviews provide for third party comment.

Schedule for Recognition Reviews of Accrediting Organizations and Public Notice for Third-Party Comment

Organizations Scheduled for Committee on Recognition Review -- Nov. 6-7, 2000
• Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges, Commission on Accreditation
• Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council
• American Association of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
• American Council for Construction Education Board of Trustees
• Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools Accreditation Commission
• Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
• Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, Commission on Accreditation
• Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
• Council on Rehabilitation Education, Council on Standards and Accreditation
• National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
• National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
• National Association of Schools of Music, Commissions on Accreditation, Non-Degree Granting, and Community/Junior College Accreditation
• National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
• National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
• New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions

Organizations Scheduled for Committee on Recognition Review -- March 19-20, 2001
• American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Council on Accreditation
• American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation
• American Library Association
• Committee on Accreditation, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
• American Institute of Certified Planners/Association of Collegiate Schools Planning, Planning Accreditation Board
• American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
• American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
• American Optometric Association, Council on Optometric Education
• American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Accreditation
• Council on Aviation Accreditation
• National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
• National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
• Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Colleges
• Society of American Foresters, Committee on Accreditation
• Teacher Education Accreditation Council
• Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools

Third Party Comment

The CHEA recognition process provides for third party comment during the review period. As indicated in the CHEA Recognition Policy (paragraph 28):

"All third parties who intend to comment at an accrediting organization's recognition review must submit in writing to CHEA a description of the organization(s) they represent and an outline of the proposed comments. All comments must address the accrediting organization's efforts to meet the CHEA recognition standards.

CHEA staff will review third-party submissions for completeness and applicability to recognition standards. Outlines of oral and written comments will be included in materials provided to accrediting organizations, the committee, and readers. The accrediting organization shall have the opportunity to review third-party comments and attach its response. Third-party comments, with the accrediting organization's response, will be distributed to the committee for consideration. Individuals and organizations that request the opportunity to comment will be notified of the scheduled appearance of the accrediting organization and, where in the judgment of the committee doing so may be useful, assigned a time at which to appear. CHEA staff will notify all concerned parties of the location, date, and time of the public presentation."

Third party comment for organizations being reviewed November 6-7, 2000 should be received in the CHEA office no later than September 30, 2000. Third party comment for organizations being reviewed March 19-20, 2001 should be received no later than February 1, 2001.


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