November 8, 2020
When closure of an accredited or candidate program has been decided, programs must notify the CAA in writing as soon as possible but no later than 30 days after the final decision to close. This includes any component of the program, such as a distance education track or satellite/branch campus. This notification should be a standalone letter sent to the CAA formally acknowledging this change and should not be embedded in any report to the CAA.
The notification must include the following:
After reviewing the program’s transition plan, the CAA will acknowledge the program’s closure and modify the program’s accreditation cycle to reflect the anticipated closure date. Programs will be expected to continue to file reports to the CAA to ensure adherence to the program’s transition plan and continued compliance with the CAA’s Standards for Accreditation.
For complete information on program closure, see the Accreditation Handbook (Chapter XI Expectations of Programs) or contact a member of the Accreditation team at firstname.lastname@example.org.