Pearl River Community College

Policies & Procedures


Compliance with Accreditation Policies and Procedures

Adopted March 2, 1999

Reference: Educational Programs

Policy: The Institution and Chair of each individual allied health program is responsible for assuring compliance with national accreditation policies and procedures.

Procedure: Compliance with accreditation policies and procedures is the responsibility of the Institution and Chair of each individual program. Compliance will include all of the following: 1. Timely requisition and submission of all required fees. 2. Timely, accurate submission of all required documentation including, but not limited to: a. reports of graduation rates, b. performance on state licensing examinations, c. employment rates, d. annual and/or biannual reports, and e. self study reports. 3. Timely notification of substantive changes in the program including, but not limited to: a. change in program leadership, b. change in the administrative structure in which the program is housed, c. significant change in the size of the classes to be admitted, d. major curricular changes, and e. establishment of an expansion program. 4. Timely notification of any change in the institutional accreditation status or legal authority to provide post-secondary education. 5. Coming into compliance with accreditation criteria within the required amount of time when determined to be out of compliance. It is the responsibility of the chairperson to be knowledgeable of the accreditation requirements for their program. Any specific requirements not stated above fall under the domain of each program and completion of the requirements is the responsibility of the Institution and Chair of the program.