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Understanding Expectations for the Self Study from the HEOA 2008 Ellie A. Fogarty – Vice President Barbara Samuel Loftus – Vice President Debra G. Klinman.

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1 Understanding Expectations for the Self Study from the HEOA 2008 Ellie A. Fogarty – Vice President Barbara Samuel Loftus – Vice President Debra G. Klinman – Vice President Middle States Commission on Higher Education1

2 Overview HEOA 2008 Accreditation Provisions Implemented July 1, 2010 Substantive Change HEOA 2008 Accreditation Provisions to be Implemented July 1, 2011 Middle States Commission on Higher Education2

3 July 1, 2010 Provisions Distance Education – Evaluation Team Member – Student Identity Verification Transfer of Credit Policy – Disclose policy and criteria – List articulation agreements Student Achievement Teach-out Plans Middle States Commission on Higher Education3

4 Substantive Change Change in mission or objectives Change of legal status, control, or ownership Courses or programs representing a significant departure from existing offerings Programs at a new degree or credential level Change from clock to credit hours Distance education with 50% or more credits in a program offered online Middle States Commission on Higher Education4

5 Substantive Change Establishing a branch campus or additional locations, domestic and international Closure or relocation of additional location or branch campus, or change in category Institutional closure requiring a teach-out plan Initiation of contractual agreement with 25% or more of an education program provided by unaccredited entity Middle States Commission on Higher Education5

6 July 1, 2011 Provisions State authorization Misrepresentation Incentive compensation Gainful employment (in progress) Credit hours Middle States Commission on Higher Education6

7 Credit Hours Unit of measurement of academic work Federal definition consistent with Carnegie Unit reasonable equivalencies -- verifiable student learning outcomes Accreditors evaluate reliability & accuracy Middle States Commission on Higher Education7

8 HEOA 2008 Resources US Dept of Education Council for Higher Education Accreditation Middle States Commission on Higher Education Middle States Commission on Higher Education8

9 Questions? Middle States Commission on Higher Education9


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