Standards
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