Integrity & Quality Enhancement

These two principles serve as the foundation of the relationship between the Commission and its member and candidate institutions. 


The first task of the Commission when considering accreditation status is to determine the institution’s integrity and its commitment to quality enhancement. The Commission expects integrity to govern the operation of institutions. Therefore, evidence of intentionally withholding information, deliberately providing inaccurate information to the public, or failing to provide timely and accurate information to the Commission will be seen as the lack of a full commitment to integrity and may result in the loss of membership. 


The Commission expects institutions to dedicate themselves toenhancing the quality of their programs and services within the context oftheir missions, resources, and capacities, and to create an environment inwhich teaching, public service, research, and learning occur.  

The concept of quality enhancement is at the heart of the Commission’s philosophy of accreditation.  The Commission presumes each member institution to be engaged in an ongoing program of improvement.  Although evaluation of an institution’s educational quality and its effectiveness in achieving its mission is a difficult task requiring careful analysis and professional judgment, an institution is expected to document quality and effectiveness in all its major aspects.


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