The school is given an opportunity to respond to the report of the visiting committee in advance of the accrediting association taking action on its accreditation. Max Nikias and Professor David Petraeus write: The report is confidential, except as authorized by the school. The members of the visiting team hold confidential the information they receive and their discussions during the accreditation process.
The visiting team receives advance materials in a timely fashion and arrives at the school fully prepared.
Policies and procedures are available for public review. The accrediting association appoints a visiting team to conduct a site visit while school is in session. The Commission meets on a regular basis and is guided by established operating protocols. To Weissbourd, shows like Dance Moms are a symptom of a broader societal malaise.
As with school accreditation, this will serve two purposes: Our nation owes an enormous debt to these new veterans.
The length of the visit is sufficient to accomplish the above. Over the course of a year cycle, associations prepare a self-study demonstrating compliance with the Criteria for Effective Independent School Accreditation Practices.
The Atlantic December 22, One day in the summer ofI sat in a small conference room in Tribeca, watching the reality show Dance Moms with Richard Weissbourd, a renowned Harvard psychologist.
The accreditation process consists of a continuing cycle: Washington Post December 22, Grinnell College had a problem last spring. Any release of parts or all of the report to the public must follow the accrediting association guidelines. At the same time, applications to the schools shot up 88 percent.
Accountability[ edit ] The member associations of the Commission are accountable to one another through a process patterned on the independent school accreditation model.
The accrediting association holds schools accountable to a comprehensive set of standards related to the educational program and issues of institutional health. The accrediting association designates a decision-making body charged with overseeing the evaluation and accreditation process and making final decisions regarding accreditation.
Membership[ edit ] As of the school year, NAIS represented approximately 1, member independent schools and associations in the US, serving more thanstudents andteachers, administrators, and other staff.
The standards address all areas of school life, including the following: Botzman, president of Misericordia University, writes: So the esteemed liberal arts school in Iowa dipped into its foreign wait list. In addition, the Commission, develops criteria for effective independent school accreditation practices, exemplary standards, and models of successful accreditation policies and procedures.
The accrediting association is mindful of the circumstances of the school and the full range of the standards in determining the size and selecting the members of a visiting team. However, many of our colleagues, such as coaches, post-doctoral fellows, student affairs professionals and admissions recruiters would be impacted by the rule.
A coach, for example, would likely be constrained from longer trips to play a game as we seek to limit hourly travel expenses.
Rather, this content reflects the diversity of issues and views that are shaping American higher education. The accrediting association, or a representative committee, receives and reviews the self-study, and visiting team report, determines the accreditation status of the school, prescribes appropriate actions, and sets up a schedule for future reports and visits.
The criteria provide common ground for member associations by delineating best practices, policies, and procedures. A primary responsibility of the Commission is to developing a public understanding of, and credibility for, state and regional accrediting programs.Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities Our Annual Presidents Conference is Februaryat the Scottsdale Resort at.
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a U.S.-based membership organization for private, nonprofit, New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).
Founded inthe National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) is an organization of private US colleges and universities.
NAICU has over 1, United States independent higher education killarney10mile.comd: U-CAN, a voluntary consumer information initiative coordinated by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), has grown to institutions, including IIT. National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), Washington, DC.
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