ACAOM adopts Commission Actions Policy

Following a 45-day period of public comment and subsequent deliberation by the Commission, ACAOM has implemented an approved Commission Actions Policy, effective January 27, 2017.   The policy outlines formal actions available to the Commission and the process for reviewing and appealing Commission decisions.

An Accreditation Procedures guidance was also published on January 30, which outlines the Commission’s procedures for an institution or program to achieve accreditation.  While the Accreditation Procedures document references and is referenced by the Commission Actions Policy, it is composed from previous procedure documents, with minor updates of terms to reflect current U.S. Department of Education nomenclature.

The Commission receives comments from the public at any time on all of its published policies.  Comments regarding the substance of policies may be directed to  Technical questions regarding policies may be directed to Dr. Karl Gauby, Director of Regulatory Affairs, at