The ICASP is guided by these Standards:

  • Voluntary membership.
  • Earned and renewable status.
  • Member institutions develop, amend, and approve accreditation requirements.
  • The process of accreditation is representative, responsive, and appropriate to the types of institutions accredited.
  • Self-regulation and peer-review.
  • A continuous and seamless relationship with member institutions to promote continuous self-evaluation and institutional improvement.
  • Respect for the unique mission of each institution and evaluation within that context.
  • Student learning and achievement.
  • Effective guidance and teaching.
  • Transparency about the accreditation processes and the status held by each member institution.
  • Commitment to the principles of cooperation, flexibility, and openness.
  • Responsiveness to the needs of the higher education community and societal changes.
  • Consideration of societal and institutional needs through attention to and emphasis on both improvement and compliance.
  • Responsiveness to a diverse, dynamic, global higher education community that is continually evolving.
  • Expectations to develop a balanced governing structure designed to promote institutional autonomy and flexibility of operation.
  • Expectations to ensure that programs are complemented by support structures and resources that allow for the total growth and development of its students.

International Commission for
Applied Social Psychology