Accreditation Handbook—Chapter XI: Expectations of Programs
All accredited and candidate programs are required to advise the CAA of changes that may affect its compliance with all Standards for Accreditation and accreditation status. Most changes, such as those related to faculty or curriculum, are typically reported through annual reports.
Some types of changes do require prior approval by the CAA, while other types of changes simply require timely notification. Failure to advise the CAA or the Accreditation Office within the time lines may jeopardize the program’s accreditation status. The policy and procedures in Chapter XI, “Expectations of Programs,” of the Accreditation Handbook articulate how and when to report the following types of changes to the CAA:
- Program Director Changes [DOC]
- Changes in Administrative Structure [DOCX]
- Program Closure
- Substantive Changes
Substantive Change Plan Forms
When submitting a substantive change plan, a program must file the Cover Page, Appendices, and the relevant section(s) to support the proposed change at least 12 months in advance of student enrollment.