Accreditation Overview & Board of Commissioners

Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental, self-regulatory process of quality assurance.  Accreditation is there to recognize higher education institutions for performance, integrity and quality.  This kind of verification merits confidence for the educational community and the public. The decision-making process consists of a Governing Body made up by a Board of Commissioners. 

The Board is always exploring options that will clarify institutional expectations. 

These Board Commissioners are chosen for their diversity of views and their distinctive careers of service to their professions and communities.  They represent the public and higher education.  Their main interest is in helping institutions make the adjustments necessary in order to be able to produce legitimate works of Applied Social Psychology. 


Their beliefs are that applying Social Psychology will lead to original ideas that can be beneficial for the advancement of humankind.


The Commission periodically engages itself in a review of its standards for accreditation.  The purpose of the review is to ensure the standards remain useful, meaningful, and effective for the dual purpose of institutional improvement and quality assurance.  A Standards Review Committee has been established to focus on organizational effectiveness and future directions.  The responsibilities include evaluating the current effectiveness of the work of the Commission, of proposing the challenges the Commission will face in the future, and of suggesting strategies for meeting them.

International Commission for
Applied Social Psychology