Evaluating Compliance for Certification
The Compliance Certification is the document completed by the institution that demonstrates its judgment of the extent of its compliance with each of the Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and federal regulations as presented in the Principles of Accreditation.
Institutions may choose to give the responsibility for conducting the institutional analysis of compliance to a committee formed specifically for this purpose, or they may assign this task to an existing committee or council. In either case, it is recommended that the group charged with this responsibility be composed of a director or chair and a relatively small number of members and involve:
- The institution’s accreditation liaison in either an oversight or support role.
- Individuals who have access to the data and information required to prepare a report that substantiates the institution’s assessment of compliance.
- Knowledgeable representatives from areas such as:
- Institutional research
- Finance and business
- Educational programs
- Student services
- Institutional effectiveness
- Libraries and other learning resources
- Enrollment management