Meeting the New Distance Ed Accreditation Requirements
Start Here on New Distance Ed Accreditation Rules
The Interregional Guidelines for the Evaluation of Distance Education have been adopted by all the regional accrediting organizations.
Aligning your program with these guidelines in preparation for your next accreditation event is going to be a challenge, to say the least: The guidelines call for new practices, documentation methods, and workflows. They also require the participation of an extremely broad range of constituents across your institution.
Before you begin such a complicated, collaborative process, you should have a solid plan of action.
In the Magna Online Seminar Meeting the New Distance Ed Accreditation Requirements, your presenter guides you and your program through the essential steps of conforming to the guidelines.
In it, she provides clarity on what the new guidelines entail and explains the impact they’ll have on your program. She also clearly identifies the key players in accreditation, and tell you how to build a team and a plan ahead of your next accreditation event.
Get the knowledge and the tools you need to align your distance ed program with the new guidelines.
You’ll come away with a solid plan of action, a framework for an efficient process, and a firm grasp of the personnel and resources that need to be brought together to prepare successfully for an accreditation event.
At the conclusion of the seminar, you’ll be able to:
- Articulate the common accreditation requirements of the Interregional Guidelines for the Evaluation of Distance Education and their impacts on your institution, its policies, and its constituents
- Identify the individuals and groups at your institution who will be involved in meeting the guidelines
- Determine the distance education-related data and documents needed for an accreditation event
- Use a gap analysis tool to identify the ways in which your institution does, and does not, meet the guidelines
- Develop, with colleagues, a plan for achieving the distance education accreditation guidelines
In undertaking this complex process, it’s essential to know up front the scope of the challenge, the best way to proceed, and who the participants should be.
Meeting the New Distance Ed Accreditation Requirements brings a complicated set of guidelines into clear focus and helps you conform to them efficiently and effectively. This content-rich presentation:
- Provides an overview of the Interregional Guidelines for the Evaluation of Distance Education
- Identifies best practices for conducting the accreditation process
- Details the accreditation requirements
- Examines the possible impact of the guidelines on your institution
- Explains the implications for your practices and culture
- Highlights the many constituencies involved in the accreditation process
- Recommends the composition of your accreditation work group
Whether you have a well-established distance ed program or your institution is just beginning one, the new guidelines apply to you. Meeting the New Distance Ed Accreditation Requirements is appropriate for any college or university, two-year or four-year, public or private.
Because so many constituencies need to come together on your campus to contribute to the accreditation process, we recommend the seminar for everyone who will be involved. On your campus, that may include:
- Online education program director
- Online education program coordinator
- Online faculty
- Director of online/distance education
- Dean of online/distance education
- Dean of extended studies
- Dean of instructional technology
- Instructional designers
- Instructional technologists
- Learning management system administrators (Bb, D2L, etc.)
- Online course development managers
- Accreditation liaison
- Associate provost
- Director/dean of institutional research
Order today. Get the knowledge and the tools you need to align your distance ed program with the new guidelines.
Product Code: NC13IA